The Launch and Reviews

The Dutch version of the book was launched in September 2018 at Bronbeek. The first copy of the book was given to Willem Punt by Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the former Dutch Minister for Defence and currently working in Iraq for the United Nations, and Rob Bauer, the Admiral and Commander of the Dutch Defence (in charge of the Dutch army, navy and airforce).

Photo sources: Bronbeek, Wim van der Korput and Traces of War

The book has been mentioned in the following Dutch press and articles.

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