At 9 o’clock in the morning 56 British and Dutch Air Force bombers over The Hague. Their coordinates had been switched, so that they did not bomb the Hague forest, which was occupied by the Germans, but the Bezuidenhout residential area. We reflect on that day with these photos from the archive.
The Hague Bezuidenhout district is in the morning of March 3 1945 wiped out within an hour. One of the Dutch pilots, Bastiaan Sjerp, recognized the marked neighborhood on the map: Bezuidenhout, the neighborhood where he spent his youth. The center of the operation was in the Amalia van Solmsstraat, where, according to him, V2 rockets could not possibly be located. Sjerp immediately contacted the army command, but they did not believe him. “Dutchie, we are sure of this information and it is correct.” Source: Other Times
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