The Attack Exhibition, Onderzeebootloods (Submarine Wharf) – Heijplaat, Rotterdam

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February 27, 2015

The Attack Exhibition, Onderzeebootloods (Submarine Wharf) – Heijplaat, Rotterdam

On 10 May 2015 it will be 75 years since Holland was invaded and became embroiled in the Second World War. In Rotterdam, from 10 to 14 May 1940, a relentless battle was fought for control over the city – the incredible and largely untold story that preceded the bombing that was to leave the city in ruin. This exhibition highlights the five days of Battle for Rotterdam

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On 10 May 2015 it will be 75 years since Holland was invaded and became embroiled in the Second World War. In Rotterdam, from 10 to 14 May 1940, a relentless battle was fought for control over the city – the incredible and largely untold story that preceded the bombing that was to leave the city in ruin. This exhibition highlights the five days of Battle for Rotterdam

The exhibition The Attack tells this story in a former submarine wharf in the port area. Huge projections show the battle from three different perspectives: the confusion on the part of the residents, the resistance and the battle fought by the Dutch military, and the experience of the German military. The exhibition, which includes some stunning images, personal stories and original artefacts, is dominated by the looming form of a Heinkel He 111, the bomber that destroyed the city.

The exhibition The Attack has been a joint effort between Museum Rotterdam, the Municipality of Rotterdam (the Rotterdam City Archives) and the Bundeswehr Military History Museum (MHM) in Dresden, Germany.