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The bombing of Bezuidenhout (March 1945)

On March 3 1945, the RAF flew a bombing mission to destroy German V2 launch pads installed in the park "Haagse Bos" in The Hague. Due to a navigational error the urban area south of the park was targeted and large parts were destroyed. Lily Schnabel - the granddaughter of Friedrich Wilhelm Arnold - had her home in one of the houses that was wrecked.
This photo essay gives an impression of the Bezuidenhout before and after the bombing and places it in the context our family's history.
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