What was the Battle of Zeeland (1940)?

Introduction The Battle of Zeeland occurred on the Western Front during the early stages of the German assault on France and the Low Countries during World War II. Several Dutch and French units attempted to hold off the German onslaught by making a determined defence of the Dutch province of Zeeland. The battle lasted eight… Read More

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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