At the beginning of September 1944, 75 years ago, the first allied forces entered Belgium to liberate the country from the German occupier.
75 years ago, a German V2 bomb hit the popular Cinema Rex in Antwerp. 567 people were killed. It took more than a week to recover their bodies from under the rubble.
During the German occupation, around 250 people hid in Amsterdam Artis Zoo to escape from Nazi persecution.
The Battle of Arnhem famously ended in failure for the Allied forces. On the contrary, for the German troops, the clash meant a final major military victory.