December 16, 2017

This post is about refugees during the second world war who were arrested in Spain and sent to concentration camp Miranda de Ebro.

Since many centuries, the fifth of December is a special day in Dutch folklore. On this day the Dutch celebrate the birthday of ‘Sinterklaas’ (Saint Nicolas). According to tradition he always arrives in The Netherlands two weeks before his birthday by boat, a big steam...

November 19, 2017

In January 1944 after half a year of practicing and team building the 322 squadron was ready for operation and moved from Woodvale to the south-east of England where the main action was. Its first operational base was Hawkinge south of Dover where on a good day the Fre...

November 11, 2017

Start up

The foreign World War Two squadrons, operating within the RAF, originally counted three Dutch squadrons: 320, 321 and 322. Squadrons 320 and 321 later merged into one squadron and continued serving as a coastal bomber squadron. 

This blog is concerned...

Winston Churchill turned the influx of Europeans to Britain's advantage during World War Two.

Shortly after the occupation of The Netherlands on May 10 1940 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, together with members of the Dutch cabinet and her German son-in-law Prince Bernhard, went into exile in London. 

'Radio Oranje' support

Wilhelmina took a very active role in...

September 14, 2017

This post is about Dutch citizens who escaped from occupied Holland to England during WW2.

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