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The Ruins of Rotterdam, 1940
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The German ultimatum which ordered the Dutch commander of Rotterdam to cease fire was delivered to him at 10:30 A.M. on May 14, 1940. At 1:22 P.M., German bombers set the whole inner city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, ablaze, killing 800 to 980 of its inhabitants. This photograph features an aerial view of the ruins of Rotterdam. Click here to enlarge.
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