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The wartime fishing industry

fishing industry

In the course of 1940/41, the Germans requisitioned all the best boats in the Scheveningen fishing fleet. Only a small...

Into the unknown

evacuation

The first evacuations took place in Scheveningen. The operation began with houses near the beach and harbour in June 1942....

Into the unknown

evacuation

The first evacuations took place in Scheveningen. The operation began with houses near the beach and harbour in June 1942....

Demolition

demolition

The city was bisected by a water-filled anti-tank ditch with an open field of fire in the direction of the...

Paperwork

evacuation

It was the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS that decided when the evacuation of each section of the city was to...

Working on the Atlantic Wall

construction

The Germans made it mandatory for the city authorities to provide manpower. A Hague man called Gerard van Duijn was...

The V2 disasters

V2

In 1944 Nazi Germany hoped to turn the tide of war by introducing a new weapon: the V2...

Dudok’s post-war reconstruction plan

reconstruction

On 7 May 1945, architect W.M. Dudok was hired by the municipality to draw up a general plan for the...

Shortage of firewood

short supply

Especially by the final year of the war, everything was in short supply. Adults and even children set out with...

The Hague and the Atlantic Wall

construction, Seyss-Inquart, evacuation, demolition

From the summer of 1941, Hitler moved ever more troops to fight the Soviet Union on the Eastern Front. At...

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