07 augustus 1942 – FAILED ATTACK ON GERMAN TRAIN IN ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam – The Dutch opposition group the People's Militia carried out an attack in Rotterdam. The goal is to train, which runs over the air track at Binnenrotte. In addition to the track is a bomb placed.

RTV Rijnmond: “But the train is delayed and runs a railway worker at that time along the rails. He sees copper wire leading to a black box. The man is barely a meter away and can not stop. He touches the wire and is thrown from his bike.”

The attack no one injured.

Reich Commissioner Seyss-Inquart is furious and demands that those responsible report within a week. In Brabant detained thousands of prominent and famous Dutch. They have the circumstances doing, but are hostages.

There are three major Rotterdam are chosen and two people who have a connection with Queen Wilhelmina. as at 15 August attackers still have not reported, five hostages be shot.

Among the victims are the Superintendent of Police in Rotterdam, the director of the Rotterdam Lloyd and sectrataris of the Dutch Union. The other two are Earl and Baron.

Still get same day the relatives dress and a farewell letter home delivery.

publication execution, augustus 1945. Museum Rotterdam 40-45 NOT

Bron: RTV Rijnmond – Afternoon on the Maas – Drawing of an unsuccessful attack in 1942

 

07 augustus 1994 - WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES THE HAGUE: BEAUTIFUL, BUT VERY EXPENSIVE

Den Haag – The World Equestrian Games are held in The Hague. It is the biggest sporting event in the Netherlands since the Olympics 1928. There is also Dutch success, For the 26 year old Anky van Grunsven won gold in the Freestyle. A few weeks later, the blow comes. There appears to be a financial deficit of certain 3 million and possibly even 7 to his million guilders. The Equestrian Federation speaks of an embarrassment.

 

07 augustus 1916 - PRISONERS EXCHANGE IN CORNER OF HOLLAND

Hoek van Holland – After it happened a few times before in Flushing, This time, the prisoner swap between Britain and Germany held in Hoek van Holland. This is done in the fruit dock. There are prisoners behind closed doors (often seriously injured) exchanged. There are journalists, do the full report. follow in October and December, more exchanges. Vanaf de zomer van 1917 go through the changes from Rotterdam.

Lake Historical Society Hoek van Holland on the prisoner exchange

 

07 augustus 2018 – Top criminal KAREL RUNNER shot in DELFT

Delft – In Coffee Calf in Delft kingpin Charles Pronk shot. It is a statement. According to the lawyer of Pronk, he was for years no longer active in the criminal.

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