In the morning of May 10th 1940 the German Army invaded the Netherlands. Below are a set of pictures that were taken by the accompanying war photographers. We do not try and paint a complete picture of the fighting, it’s a lose collection of images relating to the battle.
All images courtesy of the Bundesarchiv / Wikimedia commons.
Maastricht, in the extreme South of the Netherlands was attacked in the early morning of May 10th 1940.
The town of Rotterdam was attacked by parachutists that were quickly reinforced with troops flown in on transport planes. They linked up with ground forces that managed to fight their way through the Netherlands. The city of Rotterdam defended itself stubbornly, to force it’s surrender and the surrender of the Netherlands the Germans bombed the town on May 14th.