Monthly Archives: November 2009

THE 222 YEARS OF FRANS DAVID COCHIUS: ENGINEER OF FORTIFICATION STRATEGY IN JAVA WAR

Lieutenant-General Frans David Cochius in 1850 [3rd of December 1787– 1st of May 1876] Lithograph in format of 32×24.5cm Source: KITLV Engineer of Battlefield Fortification Strategy in 1827-30 in sequence capturing Diponegoro If Frans David Cochius was still alive today, he must be 222 years old in December 2009. Who is he? I’ll bring his […]

JUNYO MARU COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE IN TJIMAHI

“At about half past five we were roused from a light snooze by a dull and the trembling of the entire ship, my first thought was: an explosion of one of the boilers. We all jumped up which caused an enormous scramble for the only steps leading to the deck. A few seconds after the […]