Casus Belli is a Podcast devoted to studying War, history, and geography through the lens of the various conflicts taking place in the world today

Episode 20: the Sledgehammer and the Egg

Episode 20: the Sledgehammer and the Egg

As we already discussed, the Japanese invasion of the Dutch East Indies, in modern day Indonesia, was crucial to their pacific strategy. This would allow them to consolidate their southern front, provide them a massive wealth of natural resources, and create a jumping off point to a potential invasion of Australia. Even before the fall of singapore the Japanese had begun their efforts to begin securing the indonesian archipelago. Landings had already taken place in both Borneo and Sumatra but the real crux of the island chain was Java.


Appendix B: Panzer Commander, an Interview with Stephen Robinson

Appendix B: Panzer Commander, an Interview with Stephen Robinson

Episode 19: the Honor of the Empire

Episode 19: the Honor of the Empire