National Geographic : 1945 Sep
0 ©K.N.I.L.M. Bandiermasln's Prosperity and Sorrow, the Martapoera River Brings Shipping and Floods to the Swampy Capital ofNetherlands Borneo In its stores, the author recalls, she sometimes found old brandy marked down to 30 cents because "it has been onthe shelf solong." Hospitable Dutch homes made the city's heat and humidity bearable. Early in 1942 its European women and children fled to Java, only tomeet theJapanese there.