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Indonesia: My Part in Its Beginning

Warning! This article is based on no serious scholarship or research. It rests wholly on my memory of events three-quarters of a century ago—flimsy foundations indeed. Experts (and pedants) may well find a howler in every paragraph, and will measure out the medicine of their rebukes by the tablespoon. These I shall just have to swallow. But I don’t apologise for setting down my recall of that important phase of our relations with Indonesia which followed the end of the Second World War. First-hand memory of great events—despite all the lapses—can illuminate the past in ways which may escape even…

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