9. General Spoor

General Simon Spoor was the commander in chief of Dutch forces during the Dutch-Indoensian war. Dedicated to destroying Soekarno's revolutionary forces, he lobbyed to gain political support for sending conscripts from Holland. Threatening to resign Spoor gained permission for the occupation of Yogyakarta, and the capture of Soekarno, This led to an increase of hostilities on both sides, and to war crimes by Dutch military. Below is an unique English language bio of the General.