6 Sep 1898

Netherlands
13 May 1940

Photo(s) dated 13 May 1940
A Dutch woman welcoming German SS troops arriving in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 1940
15 May 1940

Photo(s) dated 15 May 1940
A wounded man and a dead girl in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 1940
14 Jun 1942

Netherlands
  • Dutch schoolgirl, Anne Frank, turned 13 and was given a diary. It was supposed to be an autograph book, but because it had a lock, Anne used it to record her secret thoughts. A year later, her father moved their family and others into the annexe of his Amsterdam, the Netherlands office to escape the Nazis. They hid in silence for nearly two years. ww2dbase [Amsterdam | AC]
17 Jul 1942

Netherlands
  • B-17 bombers of the USAAF VIII Bomber Command planned attacks on Hannover and Hamburg, Germany, but both missions were recalled after launch due to poor weather. 33 of the bombers attacked targets of opportunity after receiving the recall order; 21 of them attempted to attack the Fokker factory at Amsterdam, the Netherlands but accidentally dropped bombs on civilian quarters, killing 150. On the same day, B-26 bombers of US VIII Air Support Command attacked Cayeux, France as a diversion to draw German fighters away from the primary targets in Germany. ww2dbase [Bombing of Cities in France and Low Countries | Amsterdam | CPC]
4 Aug 1944

Netherlands
  • Dutch schoolgirl, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry, a few days before her arrest. Anne's diary is still teaching generations about war and her remarkable honesty and optimism. ww2dbase [Amsterdam | AC]
15 Oct 1959

Photo(s) dated 15 Oct 1959
Panteleimon Ponomarenko at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 15 Oct 1959, photo 1 of 3Panteleimon Ponomarenko at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 15 Oct 1959, photo 2 of 3Panteleimon Ponomarenko at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 15 Oct 1959, photo 3 of 3
12 Sep 1967

Photo(s) dated 12 Sep 1967
Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg at Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands during a state visit, 12 Sep 1967

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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