The Netherlands

  • Eisch Duitschen grond!

    Eisch Duitschen grond! Ons recht en onze redding

    June 12, 2013

    Propaganda poster published by the Dutch Committee for Territorial Expansion with a call to support the Committee and the annexation of territory of the former German Reich. Image: map of The Netherlands with an arrow pointing towards Germany.

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  • De Duitscher moet onze schade betalen

    Eisch Duitschen grond

    June 12, 2013

    Poster published by the Dutch Committee for Territorial Expansion with a call to support the Committee and the annexation of territory of the former German Reich. Image: in a red, white and blue plane a map of The Netherland and war damages are depicted. In front of that the text “The German must pay our damages. He […]

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  • 2.000.000 ondertekenaars eiden een ander beleid

    2.000.000 ondertekenaars eisen een ander Indië-beleid

    June 12, 2013

    Poster with a petition or call for an other policy for the Dutch East Indies. Image: Text and a broken crown. Orange, green, beige and yellow colored.

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  • 1913 Holland Exhibitions in 30 Towns

    1913 Holland Exhibitions in 30 Towns

    June 12, 2013

    Dutch poster designed by A.M. Luijt on occasion of the the inauguration of the Peace Palace in August 1913. This inauguration coincided with the ceremonies and festivities to commemorate the first centenary of Dutch liberation from French rule that summer. The year 1813 had marked the retrieval of independance and the return of the House of Orange-Nassau. Together with […]

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  • 11 November Dag van het Oorlogsgraf

    June 12, 2013

    Fundraising poster for Dutch War Cemeteries. Image: graphic representation of a war cemetery with a large red poppy.

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  • Andrew Carnegie. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    Building a ‘Temple for Peace’: Inspired Advocates and a Philanthropist

    April 5, 2013

    Shortly after the 1899 Hague Peace Conference had ended, William T. Stead, a highly energetic and respected British journalist and pacifist who had followed the peace conference as an observer, and Andrew D. White, the American head of delegation and ambassador in Germany, convinced the Scottish-born American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to finance the ‘Temple for Peace’ that was to become the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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  • Indisch leger - 1912

    Indisch leger – 1912

    March 26, 2013

    Poster for recruitment purposes for the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army [Koninklijk Nederlandsch-Indisch Leger – KNIL]. Image: Army unit on bicycles passing an Indonesian village [Kampong]

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  • Kralendijk, Bonaire

    State Reform and Multilingualism: The Use of Papiamentu on Bonaire

    February 22, 2013

    In 2010, an important State reform took place in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Three little islands, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, too small to become a state in this federal Kingdom, are from October 10, 2010, governed by the Dutch Parliament in The Hague. The legislation introduced for these islands contained some paragraphs on language. The islands have their own home-languages, on Bonaire most of the inhabitants speak Papiamentu, on the other islands English is the common language. In the case of Bonaire a language regulation had to be made, to codify rules on the use of written Papiamentu in government documents.

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  • Nederland zal herrijzen

    February 13, 2013

    Poster to commemorate the liberation of The Netherlands on 5 mei 1945 depicting a war scene. Picture: Foreign and Dutch soldiers are liberating the Dutch virgin from her chains and the Dutch lion from barbed wire. They snatch the German eagle away from the virgin. In the background flags of liberators are waving above the ruins. […]

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  • Peace Conference, The Hague 1899. Plenary Session in the Orange Room, Huis ten Bosch Palace. Collection Peace Palace Library

    Building a ‘Temple for Peace’: the 1899 Hague Peace Conference

    January 24, 2013

    This year, the Peace Palace, will celebrate its 100-year Anniversary. As official celebrations will commence in August, the Peace Palace Library starts with a series of library blogs in retrospect. The foundation of the Peace Palace in 1913 marked a pivotal point between two centuries. At the end of the 19th century, the idea of world peace was blooming as never before. At the dawn of the 20th century however, expectations had toned down considerably.

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