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Plan written by the Indonesian journalist, translator and writer Raden Mas Sosrokartono to counter German imperial strategies in Asia, in particular the German journal Der Neue Orient. Armed with this…

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Themes: Religion; Race; Propaganda; Newspapers & Magazines; Neutrality; Language; Intellectual Exchange; Imperial Strategy
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This cover image from Die Woche published on 11 January 1916 shows a sketch of Sheikh Salih al-Sharif al-Tunisi. He was a religious North African scholar who worked as a propagandist, advocating…

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The first fragment contains the report of 4 May 1916 written by the French envoy to The Hague Henri Allizé to the French Ministry of Colonies regarding German incitement of Indonesian Muslims. The…

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In this report addressed to the German Foreign Office, the anti-colonial Indonesian writer and politician Ernest Douwes Dekker (image 1) describes his secret mission to travel from Rotterdam to…

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Themes: Race; Propaganda; Neutrality; Mobility; Language; Intellectual Exchange; Imperial Strategy; Captivity
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Published in 1916, the novel Greenmantle was a wartime bestseller written by the English author John Buchan who also worked as a high-ranking propaganda official at the British propaganda office,…

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In this October 1915 report, the German envoy in the Netherlands, Richard von Kühlmann, discussed German ambitions in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Flanders. To read the original report, please click…

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Open letters from the Egyptian revolutionary Dr Rifat to the German Chancellor von Bethmann Hollweg published and commented on by an anonymous anti-colonial journalist in the Dutch-Indonesian weekly…

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