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D-Day and The Hague

D-Day

From D-Day onwards, Allied troops landed on the French coast, breaching the Atlantic Wall. This led to a major reduction...

Construction of the Atlantic Wall

bouw

The main responsibility for the construction of the Atlantic Wall lay with the German Todt Organisation but most of the...

A soldier’s life

soldatenleven

Hitler used his best troops to fight in Russia. The Dutch section of the Atlantic Wall was manned by soldiers...

S414 fire control post

bunker

During the war, Scheveningen was flanked by two large bunker complexes equipped with anti-aircraft guns and artillery to attack enemy...

Bunkers in the dunes

bunker

The Oostduinpark was the site of the German Marine Seeziel-Batterie Scheveningen Nord: a bunker complex including around eighty buildings, ranging...

Seyss-Inquart and Clingendael

Seyss-Inquart, Clingendael, bunker

The Reichskommissar (head) of the Nazi-occupied Netherlands between 1940 and 1945 was an Austrian lawyer called Arthur Seyss-Inquart. He lived...

‘Goliath’ mini-tank

access

During the Second World War, the Germans built a miniature tracked vehicle capable of carrying enough explosives to blow up...

Access to the militarised zone

access, Scheveningen

Initially, the militarised zone had twelve gateways and anyone could pass in and out. This changed in September 1943 when...

The Pier

Scheveningen, boulevard

Before the war, a visit to Scheveningen’s original ‘Queen Wilhelmina Pier’ was a popular outing. This continued for a while,...

No-go area

Scheveningen

Scheveningen was largely abandoned. The only civilians allowed to live there, or to enter the area, were those needed to...

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