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  Battle of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Netherlands (Slag om Nederland in Dutch) was part of Case Yellow (Fall Gelb), the German invasion of the Low Countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands) and France during World War II.
In the Netherlands nearly all the material conditions were present for a successful defence: a dense population, wealthy, young, disciplined and well-educated; a geography favouring the defender and a strong technological and industrial basis including a not-inconsiderable armaments industry.
The myth of the German equipment advantage over the opposing armies in the Battle of France was in fact a reality in the case of the battle of the Netherlands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Netherlands   (5190 words)

 List of battles (geographic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Sedgemoor - 1685 - Monmouth Rebellion
Battle of Grotnik - 1439 - Polish rebellion*Battle of Grunwald - 1410
Battle of Niquitao - 1813 - Campaña Admirable
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_battles_(geographic)   (1517 words)

 Wikipedia: 1568
May 13 - Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary Queen of Scots are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.
May 23 - Battle of Heiligerlee - Troops under William of Orange's younger brother, Louis of Nassau, defeat a small loyalist force under the Duke of Arenberg in an attempt to invade the Northern Netherlands.
July 21 - Battle of Jemmingen - The main Spanish army of the Duke of Alva utterly defeats Louis of Nassau's invading army in the Northeastern Netherlands.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/1/15/1568.html   (264 words)

 The Holland Ring - Historical accounts of the Netherlands.
The Netherlands and the surrounding area, known as the Low Countries, passed from the control of the dukes of Bourgogne during the early 16th century into the hands of the Habsburg emperor Charles V, who held territories throughout Europe.
The Netherlands is situated in the lowlands of Northwest Europe between 50°45' and 53°52' latitude and 3°21' and 7°13' longitude.
Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba and Surinam, chiefly as the language of government and education.
www.thehollandring.com /toen-nu.shtml   (3093 words)

 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Essays: The United States of America and the Netherlands: The Dutch and the American ...
In the latter years of the eighteenth century The Netherlands was still the money market of Europe, and the fact that Amsterdam granted the first loan to the rebels was of great help to their prestige and cause.
But in the real battles the weakened Dutch republic could do little for its American ally, and the secret treaty which had led it into war with England cost the Dutch Republic it its territories in India.
The major engagement of the Fourth Anglo-Dutch war was a sea battle in the summer of 1780.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/E/newnetherlands/nl8.htm   (1042 words)

 Battle of Ramillies (1706)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The victory led to the Allied capture of the whole north and east of the Spanish Netherlands.
The battle was fought at the village of Ramillies, 13 miles north of Namur (in modern Belgium), between a 62,000-man Allied army under Marlborough and a 60,000-man French army under François de Neufville, Duke de Villeroi.
Under orders from Louis XIV to seek battle, the French reached the plain of Ramillies ahead of the Allies but deployed unwisely along the entire length of a 4-mile (6.5-kilometre) ridge, the centre of which was at the villages of Ramillies and Offus.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/RamilliesBattle/RamilliesBattle.html   (233 words)

 Armchair General Magazine: Interactive Military History
On the morning of may 10th 1940 Germany invaded Belgium, France and the Netherlands with an impressive amount of troops, tanks and airplanes, the massive invasion was called ‘Plan Gelb’.
The plan for the Netherlands was simple but risky, special airborne troops would on the first day take over the airfields near The Hague where the government was seated and where the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina lived.
In the east of the Netherlands the Germans fought at the Grebbeline and managed to push further into the country but got stuck at the Afsluitdijk, a dyke built shortly before the war that connected the north-east of the country with the north-west.
www.armchairgeneral.com /articles.php?page=1&p=2519   (828 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Netherlands, or Low Countries, as organized by Charles V, under whom the Burgundian era ended, comprised practically the territory now included in Holland and Belgium, thenceforth known as the Spanish Netherlands.
Shorn of the northern provinces by the secession of Holland as the Commonwealth of the United Provinces (1579), the Spanish Netherlands, on their cession to Austria (1713-14) were reduced to the provinces now embraced in Belgium, subsequently called the Austrian Netherlands.
He bethought him of separating the Catholic Netherlands from Spain, and of giving the sovereignty to his daughter Isabella and her husband the Archduke Albert of Austria; in the event of their being childiess the country was to revert to Spain (1598).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10759a.htm   (5293 words)

 Battle of Nieuwpoort - Rijksmuseum
The Battle of Nieuwpoort in 1600 demonstrated the military supremacy that the Dutch Republic had gained in the war with Spain.
For the first time ever in a field battle - either in the Netherlands or outside - the enemy had been beaten, which made this battle especially significant.
In the middle distance the battle is being fought.
www.rijksmuseum.nl /aria/aria_assets/SK-A-664?lang=en   (109 words)

 Dutch reconsider police powers - The Washington Times: World - November 16, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Among other measures implemented in the Netherlands are a relaxation of rules on wiretapping and monitoring Internet traffic, and a tripling in the amount of time suspects can be held without charge from three days to 10.
The actions have challenged the image of the Netherlands as one of the world's most liberal nations.
Donner said other terrorist groups are active in the Netherlands apart from the one believed responsible for the van Gogh killing.
www.washtimes.com /world/20041115-102906-6249r.htm   (514 words)

 HyperWar: The Army Air Forces in WWII: Vol. I--Plans & Early Operations [Chapter 10]
The Netherlands government had at hand a regular army of some 40,000 men and, in addition, perhaps 100,000 native troops; of necessity these forces would constitute for the time being the main resistance on the ground.
The heavy bomber could be flown to its battle station halfway around the world, even though the air routes it followed were imperfectly charted and prepared and losses in transit up to 25 per cent were at times sustained, but other planes must be carried by water.
As the crucial battle for Java opened, the hope was to deploy a total of nine squadrons in the ABDA area in addition to providing three other squadrons which would operate under Australian control for a strengthening of the defenses of northeastern Australia and of Port Moresby in New Guinea.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/AAF/I/AAF-I-10.html   (15716 words)

 G. A. Henty : By England's Aid or The Freeing of the Netherlands (1585-1604) : Chapter XVIII. Ivry
Hearing rumours that a battle was expected very shortly to take place, Sir Ralph Pimpernel started at once with his mounted party for Dreux, which town was being besieged by Henry, leaving the two companies of foot to press on at their best speed behind him.
The camps were struck and the wagons loaded, and the army marched to St. Andre, a village situated on an elevated plain commanding a view of all the approaches from the country between the Seine and Eure.
Thus the battle was decided only by the cavalry, the infantry taking no part in the fight on either side.
www.classicreader.com /read.php/sid./bookid.1847/sec.19   (5989 words)

 Timeline Netherlands
The Catholic heir to the Hapsburg dynasty, Charles V, was elected Holy Roman Emperor, combining the crowns of Spain, Burgundy (with the Netherlands), Austria and Germany.
A liberal Protestant, de Groot became involved in religious disputes in the Netherlands and was arrested in 1618 and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The one-legged professional soldier was sent from the Netherlands to head the Dutch trading colony at the southern end of Manhattan Island.
timelines.ws /countries/NETHERLANDS.HTML   (13206 words)

 Air Battle Over The Netherlands
While we citizens of the German occupied Netherlands began a new day on the 11th of December 1943, 538 heavy bombers of the U.S. Army Air Force assembled over England.
While the fliers battled a 75 mph headwind that mad the trip over the North Sea longer than planned, the lead bomber navigator, changed the original turning point from near Helogland to one further west.
From the ground little of the action, which the high keen whine of the fighters, the shrill staccato of machine gun fire and the dull pop-pop-pop of cannon fire brought to their ears, could be seen.
www.100thbg.com /mainpages/history/history4/netherlands.htm   (4522 words)

 netherlands map and information page
The Netherlands, inhabited since the Ice Age, were invaded and then controlled by many factions over time, including the Romans, Germanic Franks and Spanish.
Holland is only a small part of the Netherlands and like the U.S. Dakotas, Carolinas and Virginias, there are two Hollands to consider; details here.
The Netherlands pages are currently being revised, but you can find additional information about the country here.
worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/nl.htm   (481 words)

 osViews | osOpinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Lindows.com is a small software company that has been battling Microsoft in the United States, where there are now more than 150 stores carrying Linux-based desktop software and computers.
To help generate funds for the battle in the Netherlands, Lindows.com is making available Lifetime memberships which can be purchased online.
Of the proceeds, 100% will go toward ensuring that there is choice in the Netherlands and affordable software is available to the small businesses and consumers.
www.osopinion.com /print.php?sid=593   (402 words)

 The Holland Ring - World War II and The Netherlands
Bibliography of Netherlands in World War II Lists articles, books, and additional sources dealing with the conquest and occupation of Holland.
Internationaal Museum 1939-1945 The museum was founded in memory of the greatest war of all times The aim of the museum 1939-1945 is fulfilling a culturally historical, educational and evocative task regarding the history of World War II.
Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels The liberation of the South of the Netherlands during World War II is the central issue in the Wings of Liberation museum.
www.thehollandring.com /ww2.shtml   (1068 words)

 Clash of Civilizations in Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Netherlands has long been Europe's most permissive society — everything from window-shopping in Amsterdam for scantily clad hookers (50 to 80 euros for 15 to 30 minutes) to hashish aroma in marijuana smoke-filled cafes.
It was such Dutch tolerance, pragmatism and guilt about the country's colonial past that allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Muslim Indonesia (a Dutch colony from the 17th century until World War II) to flood into tiny Holland.
An arson attack against a Muslim school was followed in the same village of Uden by a Muslim attack against a primary school that was set ablaze and completely gutted.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2004/11/15/170109.shtml   (1286 words)

 The Spanish Netherlands
Backed by the zeal of the Jesuits and the Spanish Inquisition, his savage repression of Protestants soon led to a rebellion that disrupted the Spanish empire in the Netherlands.
This angered Philip II, who sent the Spanish Armada in 1588 to escort the Duke of Parma's army across the North Sea to invade England and put a friendly Catholic on the English throne.
Driven off at the sea battle of Gravelines, the Armada failed.
www.theotherside.co.uk /tm-heritage/background/flanders.htm   (1860 words)

 Roadside sheep in middle of Netherlands billboard battle - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
Roadside sheep in middle of Netherlands billboard battle
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — A Dutch Internet hotel bookings company said yesterday it is doing its best to make the mayor of a small town look sheepish after he threatened a 50,000-euro ($60,000) fine if the company doesn't remove advertisements on livestock in his district.
Hotels.nl began what it thought was a humorous campaign blanketing sheep with its logo along highways near Amsterdam, Leiden, Groningen and The Hague on April 1.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2006/Apr/25/bz/FP604250322.html   (564 words)

 Manhattan Section - Wall Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
As battle commenced in Europe and on the high seas, it also affected relations between the two nations’ respective North American colonies.
In New Amsterdam, meanwhile, Director-General Petrus Stuyvesant, hunkered down within the walls of Fort Amsterdam, read dispatches from his superiors in the Netherlands telling him of recent events and instructing him to prepare for the worst.
It happened that the citizens of New Amsterdam had finally won from Stuyvesant and the government in the Netherlands a city charter.
www.nnp.org /newvtour/regions/Manhattan/wall-street.html   (435 words)

 Information request: Germany - Netherlands - Finland battle group - Military Photos
All I know is that their six month standby starts 1.1.2007, where the soldiers will be on standby to leave somewhere on a radius of 6 000 kilometers from Brussels within five days.
Under preliminary plans, the Finnish role in the German-led force would be that of "force protection"; the Finnish soldiers would protect the EU battle group and its staff headquarters in a crisis area.
That exercise with the entire battle group sounds interesting, in less than year I guess there will be a post here on mp.net with pictures and information from that one.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=67294   (702 words)

 Royalty.nu - Royalty in the Netherlands (Holland)
Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands by Arend Huussen.
The autobiography of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (written after she retired and took the title "princess").
A Stranger in the Hague: The Letters of Queen Sophie of the Netherlands to Lady Malet, 1842-1877 edited by Sydney W. Jackman and Hella Haasse.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Netherlands.html   (1394 words)

 Overseas Motorhome RV Tours Europe - Motorhome Rental, Motorhome Hire, RV, RV Rental, RV Hire, Campervan, Campervan ...
Battle of the Bulge Museum and Memorial, Belgium
Located in the center of an attractive region of castles, gardens and orchards, during WW II Arnhem was the scene of heavy fighting that was depicted in the movie "A Bridge too Far".
The 17th century square sets the stage as buyers inspect the yellow and red balls of Edam and Gouda cheese heaped in tidy piles.
www.motorhomesworldwide.com /motorhome/europe/overseas_motorhome_tours/tours/tulips_windmills_france/tour6.shtml   (1733 words)

 SFOR Informer Online: Exercise Orange Dragoon
On Oct. 8 the Netherlands Battle Group (NLBG) held Exercise Orange Dragoon at the Manjaca Range near Banja Luka.
This live-fire exercise comprised of an infantry company had the aim of training troops in basic infantry skills.
Soldiers from the Dutch Battle Group advance on the enemy using C7 A1 rifles and MAG machine guns during Exercise Orange Dragoon held Oct. 8 at Manjaca Range.
www.nato.int /sfor/indexinf/150/p11a/t02p11a.htm   (394 words)

 Lindows.com Defends Resellers in the Netherlands with ChoicePC - sysadminforum
Netherlands who object to the Microsoft Corporation's threats of legal
To help generate funds for the battle in the Netherlands, Lindows.com is
Netherlands and affordable software is available to the small businesses
sysadminforum.com /t4855.html   (453 words)

 Lindows.com Defends Resellers in the Netherlands with ChoicePC (Lindows.com) - STT Pressi.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Lindows.com (www.lindows.com) is a small software company that has been battling Microsoft in the United States, where there are now more than 150 stores carrying Linux-based desktop software and computers.
Those interested in supporting choice in the Netherlands can visit www.choicepc.com for full details and an online form.
LindowsOS 4.5, launched in the Netherlands in a show of support for international resellers, now offers SIP technology for free worldwide calling to other SIP devices, remote desktop sharing, and Google Integration tools (www.lindows.com/lindowsos).
www.pressi.com /us/release/81529.html   (647 words)

 US Non-Airborne Troops in Holland in World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Some of the events of the battles in Holland are included in the US Army Center of Military History's "Chronology: 1941-1945" by Mary H. Williams (1960), but this can hardly suffice for fully understanding the story of the U.S. troops in the Netherlands.
The result is that even in the Netherlands some localities do not know much at all about the role of the Americans who fought and died there, though they do know a great deal about the British and Canadian troops.
The 104th Infantry Division's baptism of fire came as part of the British 1 Corps in the Second Canadian Army as part of the large and important effort to drive the Germans from the Scheldt Estuary and thus permit the Allies to safely use the port of Antwerp.
members.aol.com /dadswar/us-troops-in-holland.htm   (2085 words)

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