(Indonesia) Crown, gilded copper. Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia. ca. late 19th to early 20th century. Such a Crown was probably worn by a noblewoman or dancer at the court of Palembang in southeastern Sumatra.
Benteng Kuto Besak Palembang South Sumatra Indonesia
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The Japanese did not make very extensive use of paratroopers and development of specialized weapons for them also lagged. Japanese airborne troops jumped armed with pistols and grenades, and their rifles and machine guns were dropped separately in containers. The experiences of the airborne attack on Palembang in Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, February 13-15, 1942 may have provided the impetus for the Japanese to get serious about paratrooper weapons. In that battle, canisters ended up landing…