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On May the second day of fighting after the invasion of the Netherlands by German troops, several canal houses at the corner of Blauwbrug and Herengracht were hit by a bomb.

October 5, 1940. A British bomb hit a house at the Rechtboomsloot in Amsterdam in the night of Sunday 29, 1940. The British bombing raids, targeted at German military facilities, often missed their targets and caused many civilian casualties. #amsterdam #worldwar2

Stunning Urban Photographs

Erik Trent is a talented self-taught photographer and creative director based out of Dallas, who loves to design, explore & travel. “I spend most of my free time traveling and immersing myself …

May 11, 1940. Medical personnel provides assistance to victims of a German bombing attack on a number of canal houses at the corner of Blauwburgwal/Herengracht in Amsterdam. Photo Cas Oorthuys #amsterdam #worldwar2

May 1945. Remnants of homes in the Jewish Quarter in Amsterdam. Photo Nederland Fotomuseum / Cas Oorthuys #amsterdam #worldwar2

Beautiful Travel and Adventure Photography

Reid Valmestad is a talented self-taught photographer and adventurer, who has travelled across five continents capturing stunning nature and urban landscapes.

An all-time favorite: Readers browsing, undaunted, in the Holland House Library in London, 1940, after an air-raid.