Japanese And Dutch Fortresses Of World War II
Japanese And Dutch Fortresses of World War II
During World War II Weh was fought over for its strategic location at the mouth of Malacca strait. At first Sabang was used as the head quarter by the Dutch. But then in March 1943, the Javanese took Sabang and forced the Dutch out of the island. As a result there are many Dutch and Javanese made fortresses to be found on Weh. Some fortresses have been built above ground while others below. Some are located on hilltops or hillside overlooking the sea and are ideal places from which to enjoy the beautiful scenery.