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Netherlands WW2 Timeline

Authored By Dan Alex | Last Updated: 3/19/2015

Hoping to stay neutral in the upcoming European war, reality struck the Netherlands hard when the German Army invaded on May 10th, 1940.

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There are a total of 3 WW2 Netherlands Timeline Events. Entries are listed below by date of occurrence ascending and are gathered from the overall SwwH site database as they relate to their particular series events.


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1940
Friday
May 10th

German paratroopers land in The Hague and Rotterdam.

1940
Friday
May 10th

German airborne elements land across Belgium and Holland in advance of ground forces, capturing key bridges and routes.

1940
Wednesday
May 15th

After periods of heavy bombing all across Rotterdam, the Dutch surrender to the Germans.