Three European Flags, two of which are the British and Austrian flags, gently wave in the air on a Dutch Farm. A greenhouse sits at the left side of the farm, and its name is partially obscured from view behind a cluster of bushes. Small shrubs border the perimeter of the farm while towards the back, the land is lined by a dense thicket of trees, A stout windmill stands on the right side of the farm between an array of bushes, and a small pond is also visible. Towards the center of the farm, three workers are seen crossing the field as they begin to tend to their duties for the day.
Despite Holland losing its colony in the Dutch East Indies (now present-day Indonesia), the country's economy was able to quickly recover due to a series of economic reforms. While the government worked on passing laws to ensure the success of their economy, the citizens, on the other hand, contributed by initiating activities like farming and raising livestock that added to the booming agricultural industry of the country.
This photograph was taken by George Sakata, a photographer who is featured throughout our website. George was a member of the infamous 100th Division 442nd Nisei Regimental Combat Team in WWII. This was the only Japanese American unit in WWII and was nicknamed the "Go For Broke" unit. The 442nd battalion had a casualty rate of 93% and was awarded 21 Medal of Honors. Click here for more information on the 442nd RCB unit.