Ontsnapt uit de kaken van de dood, De Krakatau Tragedie
An underestimated threat
the catastrophic volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatau was accompanied by lurid high tsunami that rolled through the Sunda Strait and the nearby coastal areas of Java and Sumatra completely destroyed. It was a disaster that has caused a great deal of suffering. Entire families were wiped out , countless friends and acquaintances shared the unfortunate fate . For them remained only one mass grave that they are never found .
In the remainder of the former island of Krakatoa in the years a new island emerged, it has been named Anak Krakatau - the child of Krakatau. The island is at least as dangerous as his infamous predecessor, but the danger is seriously underestimated. What happened in 1883, in this part of the world can happen again just because. Only the consequences will be many times greater because the population has since increased massively.
About the Book
The main character in the story is Andrew Burr from Hedel , an India veteran who in 1887 after a five year employment traumatized on the way home and the steam train looks back on his life . The author only brings in this book are not based on historical facts, the disastrous volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatau to the attention of the reader. Also, the Royal Dutch East Indies Army, Dutch society, shipping and especially the colonial life in the Dutch East Indies during the second half of the 19th century are amply discussed. It is a touching story about friendship, love, religion, Tempo Doeloe - old times - and mainly dealing with anxiety. It is a novel that the irresistible desire to India and describes the consequences of choices made by the protagonist. A young man who regularly gets to deal with death and teaches love from life.
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