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Holland in WW2 – Hannie Schaft Comments Off

Posted on 25 Oct 2009. By Alex. Filed under Dutch Culture

This post contains an excerpt from an article originally published on about the Dutch second word war heroine Hannie Schaft. Sadly, she was captured and executed by the Germans just days before the end of the war. more »»


First year in Nederland — May (1)

Posted on 8 Jun 2009. By Lizelle Smit. Filed under Lizelle in NL

All kinds of festivals erupt across the Netherlands during the month May. Kicking off on the 5th of May is Bevrijdingsdag, a country-wide celebration of freedom. more »»

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The appliance of science to football (2)

Posted on 18 May 2009. By Alun Goodmass. Filed under Orange Football

The Dutch long ago decided that sport should be an integral part of everyday life for its citizens. Bizarrely enough, this may in some way be due to the sufferings endured by many during the German occupation in WW2. After the war, Dutch parents who had suffered starvation and deprivation more »»

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