Then and Now: Bunker turned flower shop in Alkmaar, Netherlands

netherlands then and now alkmaar ww2

A bunker pictured during World War Two has been turned into a flower shop, 1945 vs 2018. It seems like the windmill in the bunker was being reconditioned in the second photograph. Alkmaar went through a rather uneventful occupation by German forces during World War Two. However, the Jewish community …

Dutch soldiers training on ice skates before German invasion

Dutch soldiers training ice skates world war II

Dutch soldiers training on ice skates during January-February 1940, a few months before Germany invaded the neutral Netherlands without a formal declaration of war on May 10th. The image is said to be taken somewhere along the New Dutch Waterline, which was a wet area with moats, flooded land and …