German troops attack and invade Holland during World War II.
Holland Netherlands Date:1940, May Duration:4 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
German troops invade Holland during World War 2. German soldiers seen crossing a river, in small boats, next to destroyed bridges, during the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands They move quickly past buildings in a city. Momentary Glimpse of a Dutch marine defending a bridge over the Waal river in Rotterdam. He is firing what appears to be a Lewis machine gun with a protected cover over its magazine. Otherwise there is no sign of armed resistance to the German troops. A bomb, dropped from an unseen German bomber, creates a huge explosion that sends smoke billowing into the air. Aerial view of a squadron of German Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers in flight. A formation of German Heinkel He 111 bombers in flight. Closeup of He 111 in flight. German paratroopers jumping from Junkers Ju-52 trimotor transport aircraft. Closeups of the Ju-52s. Guns and ammunition airdropped, and floating to ground in the city, where they are gathered up and employed by German ground troops. A group of paratroopers on a bridge where a supply parachute is seen entangled and hanging by its shroud lines. Explosions in distance. German tanks, and Ju-87 dive bombers in action. German heavy artillery firing. Buildings being destroyed by bombing in Rotterdam. Civilians fleeing their homes. Lines of civilian refugees clogging roads, including a group of nuns in habit. Bombs seen falling from He-111 bombers. View from a bomber of explosions below. Various targets being bombed, including a ship in the Rotterdam harbor. Nightime views of the city of Rotterdam in flames. German aerial reconnaissance views of the destroyed city following the bombings. Dutch military officer proceeding to formally surrender.
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