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Indian Soldier wins Victoria Cross
Indian troops arrived on the European continent at the end of September 1914 to fight in the Great War. They had been basically...
African Scouts and Soldiers
The Second Boer War was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British and the Boers, Afrikaans-speaking...
Volunteers from Prison
On 30 October 1914, the Ottoman Empire entered World War I. To fill the gaps in manpower in the armed forces, the state recruited...
Fighting for a Living
This unique volume investigates the circumstances that have produced starkly different systems of recruiting and employing...
Fighting for a Living
Historians have long overlooked the labour involved in soldiering. With the publication of Fighting for a Living, the world of...
Anti-Impressment
Four Irish-American seafarers from Marblehead, Massachusetts, were homeward bound from Cadiz, Spain on board the Pitt Packet, a...
May Day Postponed
In Angola, a postponed May 1st Demonstration was organized by a trade union in favour of the marxist-leninist People's Movement...
Gunpowder Manufacture
The Battle of Carigat was fought May 13, 1791, between British and Indian troops led by Tipu Sultan. In the 1790s three wars...
Dien Bien Phu
General Vo Nguyen Giap, who died in Hanoi on 4 October 2013, at the age of 102, was a brilliant military strategist. 'The Volcano...
Work Deployment
Many of these '28.1 million workers and employees' in Hitler Germany recorded as of 1 June 1943 were civilian foreign labourers...
From Theresienstadt to Freedom
IIn the summer of 2013 the IISH received an interesting accrual to the papers of the Amsterdam psychiatrist Jacques Weijel (1920-...
Work under Threat
At the time of the naval wars of the 1790s,  unprecedented numbers of men – many without previous experience of the sea, many of...
The African Travels of Frits Eisenloeffel
This section of the web exhibition of photos by Frits Eisenloeffel tracks the journeys of the Dutch journalist Frits Eisenloeffel...
Dutch relief officer in Sri Lanka
Between 1988 and 1994 a Dutch relief officer crossed the countryside of Sri Lanka to help people and communities threatened by...
'No Reason to Worry'
The Dutch Jewish communist Alex de Leeuw was arrested by the Nazis in May 1941. His letters from camp Schoorl and Amersfoort...
The Dockworker
On 25 and 26 February 1941 workers from Amsterdam organized a massive strike to protest against the persecution of the Jews. In...
Allied Forces Bomb Zeeland
The British Royal Air Force bombs the dike of Walcheren in the Dutch province of Zeeland on 11 October 1944. Walcheren is still...
José Martínez Guerricabeitia
José Martinez Guerricabeitia was born on June 18, 1921 to a family of anarcho-syndicalists near Valencia (Spain). After having...
Bombs on Tripoli
On April 15, 1986, the American president Reagan ordered major bombing raids against  "terrorist sites" in Libya. The bombs...
Potato Eaters Shot
A shortage of potatoes, the well-known main Dutch food, caused a bloody riot in Amsterdam towards the end of June 1917. It was...
Flemish Fortifications
In the past, as today, the government always needed money. One of the ways to save was to call for public contracts to perform...
Dutch Nazi Charity
'Winterhulp' [Winter help] was a charitable effort by Dutch Nazis modelled on the German example and established in the fall of...
Archway for the Czar
More than a million Russians have already perished in the Great War when the February Revolution of 1917 terminates czar Nicolas...
Tet
Tet, 30 January, is a Vietnamese holiday. This is why the Americans during the Vietnam War were not prepared for the massive...
Russian Pows in Japan
Chokugen, 'the sole publication of the Japanese socialists' was stored in Russia before it came to the IISH. This issue dates...
K9 Work
The British army uses dog traction for transporting machine guns, reported The Illustrated War News of 20 January 1915.The method...
Chocolate from the Queen
'Chocolate from the queen and soup from the enemy.' That is the title of the cartoon drawn by Caran d'Ache on 17 November 1900...
Peace Treaty in Ryswick
In 1697 France on the one side and the Grand Alliance (England, the Netherlands, the German states) on the other side decided to...
"There Are No Jews in Morocco"
The German invasion of France in 1940 also had consequences for the French colonies. Morocco had been a French protectorate since...
Red Soldiers in Hungary
In the aftermath of the First World War, communists established a Soviet republic in Hungary under the leadership of Bela Kun....
Living and Dying
Exactly one day before his death in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, the Dutch social democrat Maurits Mendels (born 1868)...
No War Against a Nightmare
Tensions arose between Great Britain and Russia during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. Russia had gained increasing influence...
Russian Triumph during the Great War
Germany declares war on Russia on 1 August 1914. Within two weeks an extensive military confrontation between the Russians and...
Johnson War Criminal
Protests against the war in Vietnam were also reflected in Holland. As president of a friendly nation, calling Lyndon B. Johnson...
Srebrenica, a "Safe Area"
On 11 July 1995 the Bosnian Serbian army enters the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica. Thousands of Muslims seek protection in the...
Iran Preparing for the "Undeniable Victory"
The invasion of Iran by the Iraqi army in 1980 was the start of a nine-year war between the two countries. It took the Khomeini...
Final Days in Buchenwald
When the Americans approached the Buchenwald concentration camp, the SS left on 11 April 1945. The Dutch painter Han Pieck was...
Join The National Day of Fasting
In 1993 a message from the PeaceNet Balkans Desk was posted in the newsgroup yugo.antiwar.  It said: "Monday, April 5, marks the...
The First Polish Prisoners
After the beginning of the 'Blitzkrieg' in Poland the German army achieved quick results. With tanks and airplanes the Polish...
For Russia and Against the War
With the slogan "For Russia and against the war", on 27 August 1920 the Socialni Demokrat reports on a meeting of the Czech...
Jewish Brigade Welcome
Nearly one year after liberation, the Jewish organizations in Belgium try to get back to work. The Poale-Zion, the socialist...
Guernica Not Destroyed by Aerial Bombs
A few months after the destruction of Guernica, a commission appointed by the Spanish (Nationalist) Government began an...
Greece is ruined
After the liberation of Greece from the Nazis, a civil war started between the communists and the official government. On 12...
A Russian in Japan
On 8 February 1904 the Japanese attacked the Russian fleet in southern Manchuria, beginning the Russo-Japanese War.Many letters...
Marshal Tito
Josip Broz Tito was secretary-general of the Yugoslavian Communist Party when, in April 1941, the Nazi's occupied his country....
Photos from the Spanish Civil War
The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) has been called the first media-war in history. Idealistic film makers and photographers like...
Refugees in Holland 1914-1918
During the First World War, tens of thousands refugees poured into Holland. Russian prisoners of war, British marines, German...
Embedded in the Russian Army, 1915
The Dutch journalist Louis Grondijs (1878-1961) was embedded in the army of the Russian czar in 1915. As soon as the First World...
'Vrank en Vrij' versus the occupying forces
During the more than four years of occupation of Belgium in the Second World War, there appeared hundreds of illegal publications...
Writers in Exile
The archive of publishing house Allert de Lange traversed the world, just as did the German language writers-in-exile who shaped...
Civil Servant in the Dutch East Indies
The IISH received the papers of Jan Petrus de Putter papers through the kind agency of his family.De Putter grew up in Zeeland-...
David Truong
The IISH received an important addition to the archive of David H.D. Truong, formerly known as Truong Dinh Truong. Truong was...
Sara Berenguer
In the summer of 2011 the Institute received a collection of the papers of Sara Berenguer Lahosa (1919-2010) and Jesús Guillén...
Robert Danneberg
The Institute received an extraordinary supplement to the archives of Robert Danneberg (1885-1942). Danneberg was an important...
Leo Frank, zionist
Het IISG ontving een collectie rond de sociaal-democraat en zionist Eliazer (Leo) Frank. Frank  werd geboren in Groningen 1908 in...
Reports from Buchenwald
Han (Henri) Pieck (1895-1972), a Dutch artist and communist who worked for the Soviet Union’s secret service, had been interned...
Fighting for a Living
This three-year research programme is a comparative study of military recruitment in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, 1500-2000...
Iraq-Iran War (1980-1988)
The IISH has received a collection of documents on the eight years' war between Iraq and Iran (1980-1988). This interesting and...
Politieke prenten Vietnam Oorlog
De Nederlandse kranten kennen een lange traditie van politieke prenten, tekeningen die commentaar leveren op het nieuws. Hier...
War and Peace Collection Guide
In the archives and collections at the IISH, the anti-war movement occupies a large place. This massive presence of archives from...
Spanish Civil War Collection Guide
The Law of Historical Memory of Spain (Ley de la Memoria Histórica de España) (October 2007) has greatly enhanced research on the...
Posters uit Vietnam
Posters brengen op een direct aansprekende manier een simpele boodschap over aan een groot publiek. In geval van oorlog maakt zo'...
Yad Vashem Medal for IISH founder
On 17 November 2008, professor Nicolaas Posthumus (1880-1960), the founder and first director of the IISH, posthumously received...
Homoseksualiteit en bezet Nederland
Studiedag Tussen 1999 en 2003 stelde het ministerie van VWS een niet onaanzienlijk bedrag beschikbaar voor historisch onderzoek...
Vakbeweging in de oorlog
Lancering website Agnes Jongerius (historica en voorzitter FNV) lanceerde de website Vakbeweging in de Oorlog.  Vakbeweging in de...
Digitaal Monument Joodse Gemeenschap in Nederland
Presentatie Website Op 27 april 2005 start het Digitaal Monument Joodse Gemeenschap in Nederland. Daarmee wordt een uniek...
Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism in the Age of Revolution: A Global Survey
The conference explored the transnational dimensions of mutiny and maritime radicalism during the great cycle of war and...
Repression, Deportation and Forced Migration in the Caucasus 1920-1950
The conference was convened jointly by the Center for Documents and Research Services of the Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs and...
Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands
The Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands is an Internet monument dedicated to preserving the memory of all...
War in Eritrea 1980
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelJournalist Frits Eisenloeffel was invited by the EPLF (Eritrean People's Liberation Front) to...
Der verspielte Sieg
Nach wie vor schlummern in Moskauer Archiven viele unbekannte Dokumente. Eine Reihe von ihnen hat Frank Schauff erstmals...
The World in World Wars
The volume situates itself within the growing field of research on the global social history of the World Wars. By investigating...
Refugees and Famine in Sudan 1980 and 1985
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn November-December 1980, Frits Eisenloeffel visited  the border region of Sudan/Eritrea where he...
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