Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dutch Army Recruited Child Soldiers In The Second World War

The Dutch Indies Army (KNIL) recruited very young child soldiers during the Second World War, on the island of Java.  The youngest soldier was seven years old.  This has now become known as the Dutch government will make a one-time back payment of 25,000 Euro to the former soldiers and officials who never received payment during the 41 months of Japanese occupation of the former Dutch Indies.  Many of them were detained by the Japanese during that period.

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