What was the Rotterdam Blitz (1940)?

Introduction The German bombing of Rotterdam, also known as the Rotterdam Blitz, was the aerial bombardment of Rotterdam by the Luftwaffe on 14 May 1940, during the German invasion of the Netherlands in World War II. The objective was to support the German troops fighting in the city, break Dutch resistance and force the Dutch… Read More

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What was the Battle of Rotterdam (1940)?

Introduction The Battle of Rotterdam was a Second World War battle fought during the Battle of the Netherlands. Fought between 10-14 May 1940, it was a German attempt to seize the Dutch city. It ended in a German victory, following the Rotterdam Blitz. Background Rotterdam had no prepared defences and had not been included in… Read More