Netherlands during World War II

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German occupation of the Netherlands
Part of The Western Front of World War II

The Dutch City of Rotterdam after Heavy bombing May 14, 1940
DateMay 10,1941 - May 14
Result German victory
The Netherlands occupied by Germany
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 10 May 1940. On May 15, the Dutch government surrendered and the Germans took over. The Dutch government went to London. The country was liberated on 5 May 1945, when the Germans surrendered to the Canadian forces.

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  • Dutch resistance (people who fought against the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands)