Aceh War

  • aceh war
    samalanga 1878.jpg
    artist's depiction of the battle of samalanga in 1878
    date1873–1904
    location
    sumatra, indonesia
    result

    dutch victory

    • imposition of dutch rule over aceh
    territorial
    changes
    aceh is annexed into the dutch east indies
    belligerents

     netherlands

    • royal netherlands east indies army
    • royal netherlands navy
    aceh sultanate
    acehnese religious ulama[1][2]
    commanders and leaders

    major general j.h.r. köhler 
    general jan van swieten
    major general j.l.j.h. pel 
    major general karel van der heijden (wia)
    major general henry demmeni dow)
    major general jan jacob karel de moulin 
    general j.b. van heutsz (1898–1904)[1]
    lieutenant general j.c. van der wijck (1904–05)[1]
    g.c.e van daalen (1905–08)[1]
    h.n.a. swart (1908–13)[1]

    george frederik willem borel

    sultan mahmud syah  [3]
    sultan alauddin muhammad da'ud syah ii (1874–1903)[4]
    tuanku raja keumala[1]
    tuanku mahmud[1]
    teuku panglima polem muda perkasa[3]
    teuku umar [5]

    cut nyak dhien[6]
    strength
    3,000 troops (first aceh expedition)[3]
    13,000 (second aceh expedition)[3]
    12,000 european knil troops (1903)[2]
    23,000 indonesian knil troops[2]
    10,000–100,000 troops[7]
    casualties and losses
    37,000 killed (including by cholera)[2] 60–70,000 killed (including by cholera)[2]
    10,000 refugees[2]
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    the aceh war (indonesian: perang aceh), also known as the dutch war or the infidel war (1873–1904), was an armed military conflict between the sultanate of aceh and the kingdom of the netherlands which was triggered by discussions between representatives of aceh and the united states in singapore during early 1873.[8] the war was part of a series of conflicts in the late 19th century that consolidated dutch rule over modern-day indonesia.

    the campaign drew controversy in the netherlands as photographs and accounts of the death toll were reported. isolated bloody insurgencies continued as late as 1914[1] and less violent forms of acehnese resistance continued to persist until world war ii and the japanese occupation.

  • background
  • combat operations
  • aftermath
  • references
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Aceh War
Samalanga 1878.jpg
Artist's depiction of the Battle of Samalanga in 1878
Date1873–1904
Location
Result

Dutch victory

  • Imposition of Dutch rule over Aceh
Territorial
changes
Aceh is annexed into the Dutch East Indies
Belligerents

 Netherlands

Aceh Sultanate
Acehnese religious ulama[1][2]
Commanders and leaders

Major General J.H.R. Köhler 
General Jan van Swieten
Major General J.L.J.H. Pel 
Major General Karel van der Heijden (WIA)
Major General Henry Demmeni DOW)
Major General Jan Jacob Karel de Moulin 
General J.B. van Heutsz (1898–1904)[1]
Lieutenant General J.C. van der Wijck (1904–05)[1]
G.C.E van Daalen (1905–08)[1]
H.N.A. Swart (1908–13)[1]

George Frederik Willem Borel

Sultan Mahmud Syah  [3]
Sultan Alauddin Muhammad Da'ud Syah II (1874–1903)[4]
Tuanku Raja Keumala[1]
Tuanku Mahmud[1]
Teuku Panglima Polem Muda Perkasa[3]
Teuku Umar [5]

Cut Nyak Dhien[6]
Strength
3,000 troops (First Aceh Expedition)[3]
13,000 (Second Aceh Expedition)[3]
12,000 European KNIL troops (1903)[2]
23,000 Indonesian KNIL troops[2]
10,000–100,000 troops[7]
Casualties and losses
37,000 killed (including by cholera)[2] 60–70,000 killed (including by cholera)[2]
10,000 refugees[2]
Part of a series on the
Indonesia
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The Aceh War (Indonesian: Perang Aceh), also known as the Dutch War or the Infidel War (1873–1904), was an armed military conflict between the Sultanate of Aceh and the Kingdom of the Netherlands which was triggered by discussions between representatives of Aceh and the United States in Singapore during early 1873.[8] The war was part of a series of conflicts in the late 19th century that consolidated Dutch rule over modern-day Indonesia.

The campaign drew controversy in the Netherlands as photographs and accounts of the death toll were reported. Isolated bloody insurgencies continued as late as 1914[1] and less violent forms of Acehnese resistance continued to persist until World War II and the Japanese occupation.

Other Languages
العربية: حرب آتشيه
Deutsch: Aceh-Krieg
español: Guerra de Aceh
français: Guerre d'Aceh
한국어: 아체 전쟁
Bahasa Indonesia: Perang Aceh
italiano: Guerra di Aceh
ქართული: აჩეხის ომი
Bahasa Melayu: Perang Aceh
Nederlands: Atjehoorlog
日本語: アチェ戦争
slovenščina: Acehejska vojna
українська: Ачехська війна