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KNIL - Royal Netherlands East Indies Army

Posted by giorgio on 08 Sep 2016, 15:26

KNIL - Royal Netherlands East Indies Army
I'm trying to have an idea of the look of such troops, but the web is not so generous as i hoped...

When it comes to the Padri War (1821-1845) or the the Java War (1825-1830), i suppose one can use Waterloo Dutch vs Alexander's Indian army (!?) plus Dervishes (maybe even Mamelukes?).

For the Aceh War (1873-1904) British colonials in blue (?) could fit.

But when it comes to the two Dutch Interventions in Bali (1906-1908) it's hard... maybe German East Asia Brigade? WWI ANZAC? Australian Light Brigade? did the wear the bandoliers? which color were the uniforms? (all the pictures are in black & white).

Thanks :-D
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Posted by giorgio on 08 Sep 2016, 21:14

Thank you Zed1, very useful. Ok for the colonial age (pit helmets), but i'm still looking to get the full picture.
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Posted by huib on 09 Sep 2016, 11:06

Hi Giorgo,

If you visit the website Memory of the Netherlands (http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/en/homepage) and fill in in the searchbox 'knil uniform' you get 55 images of a variety of different KNIL uniforms from Napoleonic time until the beginning of the 20th century. I am sure that is useful to you.

http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/en/zoekresultaten/pagina/1/knil%20uniform/%28cql.serverChoice%20all%20knil%20%20AND%20uniform%29/&wst=knil%20uniform
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