6th December 1944: Only weeks after the region’s liberation from Nazi occupation, the British Army takes part in a Saint Nicholas Day event in Rucphen, near Roosendaal in the Netherlands.
From the collection of the Imperial War Museum
5th December 1944: A soldier of 6th King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 15th (Scottish) Division, searches destroyed buildings in the suburb of Blerick in the Dutch city of Venlo.
The city was the location of the Venlo Incident, which Hitler used as his excuse to invade the Netherlands in 1940, and the war saw the destruction of many of the city’s historic structures.
The Dutch women’s Olympic gymnastics team in a photograph dated 11th August, 1960. The gymnastics events at the Olympics that year took place in September.