Nederlandse Arbeidsdienst Workum Netherlands

Photos of the Netherlands in World War II

May 4 is Memorial Day in the Netherlands. One of the activities that was run this year to commemorate the Second World War was a photo competition. People from all twelve provinces plus the Netherlands’ (former) overseas territories could nominate and vote for pictures they felt best represented the war.

You can find the 100 winners on the official website. (It’s in Dutch, but easy to navigate.) Here is a selection:

The picture on top is a propaganda photo of members of the collaborationist Nederlandse Arbeidsdienst (“Dutch Labor Service”) marching to work near Workum in the northeast of the Netherlands in May 1942.

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