Louis de Jong

Louis de Jong

Louis de Jong (1914 - 2005) was a historian who worked in London during the Second World War for Radio Orange, which broadcast regularly to the occupied Netherlands. In 1945, he was appointed director of the newly established Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation.

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Having gained national fame with his television series ‘The Occupation’ he published the first volume of his magnum opus, Het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in de Tweede Wereldoorlog in 1969. The last and twelfth volume appeared in 1988, later complemented by two volumes of appendices and reactions to the work.

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