Saturday, May 10, 2014

Battle of the Netherlands

German troops in Wageningen, May 11, 1940, approximately about 9:20 hours.
The man in the foreground is wearing a pair of binoculars and a card bag. 
Behind him a soldier with a German Mauser 98k (source). 

On the morning of May 10th, 1940 the Dutch awoke to the sound of aircraft engines roaring in the sky. Germany had commenced operation Fall Gelb and attacked the NetherlandsBelgiumFrance and Luxembourg (in the case of the Low Countries without a declaration of war given before hostilities).

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