Netherlands during World War II

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German occupation of the Netherlands
Part of The Western Front of World War II
Rotterdam.jpg
The Dutch City of Rotterdam after Heavy bombing May 14, 1940
Date May 10,1941 - May 14
Location Netherlands
Result German victory,
Territorial
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The Netherlands occupied by Germany
Participants
Nazi Germany Germany Netherlands Netherlands
France France

During World War II, the Netherlands was taken by Germany by military force, and occupied it between 1940-1945. It started with the Battle of the Netherlands in May 10, 1940. On May 15, the Dutch government surrendered and the Germans took over. The Dutch government went to London. The country was liberated in May 5, 1945, when the Germans surrendered to the Canadian forces.