Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The War Years: Tour de Holland

The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I (suffering privations of German war materials-which started from the profits who traded from both sides). The dutch tried to remain neutral in World War II but failed. The Germans invaded on May 10, 1940.

The interesting fact regarding the war is that the Dutch (among other countries) had a Dutch Bicycle Regiment. 

Here are a few images that I found online in my search. I found it very fascinating in the Dutch history. Especially after being here and the main form of transportation in today's society is the bicycle.

Bike is armed and ready for war!

This image is a support vehicle with a bike workshop and reserve bicycles. 1940

The 4th Battalion's Bicycle Company training in 1938.

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