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NEFIS Van den Brandeler patrol, Dutch New Guinea, Jul/Aug 1943

Charles Gesner van der Voort and Dorone van den Brandeler shared a 'mess' in Shanghai, while working there for Dutch companies Holland-China Trading Company and Java-China-Japan Line. Dorone arrived in 1935, Charles in 1939. After the outbreak of WWII in The Netherlands, many young men abroad were called to arms. Charles had a brother serving in the army and was exempted, Dorone van den Brandeler went to England to join Princess Irene Brigade. In January 1942, he was sent to the Netherlands East Indies, with Insulinde Corps, together with his childhood friend Lou Bierens de Haan. Upon arrival in February 1942, the Netherlands East Indies were captured by the Japanese and the troops remained in Ceylon, current Sri Lanka. After training in Ceylon and British India, they were sent to Australia, where they served with NEFIS III, Netherlands East Indies Forces Intelligence Service. Under command of Dorone van den Brandeler, one of the missions was to the Digul river area in Dutch New Guinea, to investigate Japanese presence in the area. They were helped by local Dutch representatives and Papua population.

Dorone van den Brandeler's widow told me stories of this period in her husband's life. She mentioned photos made by her husband's friend Lou Bierens de Haan. It triggered a search for relatives and I found Lou Bierens de Haan's daughters, who provided me with a description of this period by their father, in a letter to his parents at the end of the war. He had donated his photo album to Cavalry Museum in Amersfoort, who kindly provided me access to these unique images, which I could use for my book, "Charles in Shanghai".

It was a wonderful experience to meet with Lou Bierens de Haan's daughters and other relatives at Cavalry Museum to review their father's album, when they were in the Netherlands for a family reunion.

Dr. Jack Ford, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at the University of Queensland, wrote a book about Australian-Dutch cooperation during WWII, "Allies in a Bind, Australia and the Netherlands East Indies in the Second World War" (Loganholme: Netherlands Ex-Servicemen and Women’s Association, Queensland branch, 1996). For the book, he corresponded with many NEFIS veterans, several of whom are on this photo.

Thanks to Lou Bierens de Haan's handwriting on the photo, the names of most people on the photo are known:
(top) unknown, De Bru´ne, Krebbebos, De Roo, Schelfhout, Van den Brandeler, Leezer, Bierens de Haan, Rijnveld, Stechman, de Hooge, Groeneveld, (bottom), Heemskerk, Hebbink, Van Son, Buskens, De Jong, Stichter.

Courtesy Cavalry Museum, Amersfoort
www.cavaleriemuseum.nl/Engels/index.html




Guinea flower on the rocks

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Cradle Mountain National Park Tasmania




Guinea flower

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Cradle Mountain National Park Tasmania




wet Guinea flower

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Cradle Mountain National Park Tasmania




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A couple of feathers from a Guinea & Marabou.




Young Queen Victoria's head on silver crown coin 1844

The obverse (head's) side of a Crown silver coin, minted in London in 1844. Queen Victoria was on the throne and was young. This coin's side bears the letters:

VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844

with the letter "O" of Victoria level with the tip of the nose.

( The same coin's reverse side bears young Queen Victoria's head and the words:

BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF. )

The coin contains 92.5% silver. In 1844 I'm told that 1 Crown was equal to 5 shillings (at the same era, 1 guinea was equal to 21 shillings and 1 pound was equal to 20 shillings).




Reverse side of a 1844 Young Victoria Silver Crown Coin

The reverse side of a Crown silver coin, minted in London in 1844. Queen Victoria was on the throne. This coin's side bears the letters:

BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF.

( The same coin's obverse side bears young Queen Victoria's head and the words:

VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844,

with the letter “O” of Victoria level with the tip of the nose. )

The coin contains 92.5% silver. In 1844 I'm told that 1 Crown was equal to 5 shillings (at the same era, 1 guinea was equal to 21 shillings and 1 pound was equal to 20 shillings).




1773 Gold Half Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Obverse

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1773 Gold Half Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Obverse




1803 Gold Half Guinea George III Crowned Shield in Garter - Obverse

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1803 Gold Half Guinea George III Crowned Shield in Garter - Obverse




1762 Gold Quarter Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Obverse

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1762 Gold Quarter Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Obverse




1797 Gold Guinea George III Crowned Spade Shaped Shield - Reverse

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1797 Gold Guinea George III Crowned Spade Shaped Shield - Reverse




1773 Gold Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Reverse

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1773 Gold Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Reverse




1773 Gold Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Obverse

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1773 Gold Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Obverse




1762 Gold Quarter Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Reverse

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1762 Gold Quarter Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Reverse




1773 Gold Half Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Reverse

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1773 Gold Half Guinea George III Crowned Ornate Shield - Reverse




1803 Gold Half Guinea George III Crowned Shield in Garter - Reverse

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1803 Gold Half Guinea George III Crowned Shield in Garter - Reverse




1797 Gold Guinea George III Crowned Spade Shaped Shield - Obverse

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1797 Gold Guinea George III Crowned Spade Shaped Shield - Obverse




President Kagame and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea deliver press statements | Kigali, 14 January 2019

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President Kagame and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea deliver press statements  | Kigali, 14 January 2019




President Kagame and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea witness the signing of bilateral agreements | Kigali, 14 January 2019

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President Kagame and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea witness the signing of bilateral agreements | Kigali, 14 January 2019





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