Netherlands

Statue - Memorial of Karl Heinz Rosch

The Hero of Goirle: The Untold Story of Karl-Heinz Rosch

At the corner of the streets of Dorpstraat and Beatrixstraat in the small town of Riel in the Netherlands, an unlikely statue has an unlikely home. The statue of a Wehrmacht soldier carrying a child tucked under each arm can be seen in the garden of a Dutch citizen who lived through the German occupation during …

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Bankier van het Verzet 2018

Trailer from new Dutch War Movie: Bankier van het Verzet (2018)

A new World War II movie has been released in the Netherlands and is currently airing in various theaters. When banker Walraven van Hall is asked during World War II whether he wants to use his financial contacts for the resistance, he does not hesitate for long. Together with his brother, Gijs van Hall, he …

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British Landings on Walcheren

Operation Infatuate: Walcheren Landings in 1944

Operation Infatuate Operation Infatuate was the codename given to an Anglo-Canadian operation during the Second World War to open the port of Antwerp to shipping and relieve logistical constraints. The operation was part of the wider Battle of the Scheldt and involved two assault landings from the sea by the 4th Special Service Brigade and …

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Wilhelm II, German Emperor, with the Crown Prince Adalbert, the Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia, the Prince Oscar and the Prince Joachim

The Royal Wrecks: World War I and the Original Game of Thrones

HBO didn’t need to adapt George R.R. Martin’s fictional series involving wars of succession, dangerous alliances, overbearing villains and doomed heroes in order to have a ratings hit. The cast, plot, and setting for the real Game of Thrones played out over a century ago and although we tend to forget about it now, The …

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Liberation of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Celebration on May 8, 1945.

Amsterdam Then & Now by Koos Winkelman

Argunners Magazine is able to present you stunning Then & Now photographs from Amsterdam, Netherlands. The photos were taken by Koos Winkelman from Netherlands himself, who enjoys to travel and photographing places that once were part of (a bloody) history. Koos Winkelman was raised in Arnhem so the Second World War II became a part …

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Soldier Missing since Operation Market Garden Finally Found

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Pvt. John P. Sersha, 20, of Leoneth, Minnesota, will be buried May 28 in Eveleth, Minnesota. On …

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German Film Uncovered of Destruction of Rotterdam in 1940

The German Federal Archive has found a film of the destruction of Rotterdam and Middelburg which was filmed by a German film crew in August 1940, a few months after the bombing. Rotterdam was the first city to be redesigned after the total destruction the bombing caused and German planners were very interested in the process. Shortly …

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