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Bombing of the Bezuidenhout: 3 March 1945

On 3 March 1945, The Hague's Bezuidenhout district was bombed by the British as they attempted to eliminate the V-2 launching pads that the occupying German forces had erected in Haagse Bos. More than 500 people were killed with many others injured.

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Karl-Heinz Kracht

Karl-Heinz Kracht was a 19 year old German corporal, who first saw action during the Battle of Arnhem. He was the loader of a Panzer III tank, which took part in the attacks on the British positions at the north end of the Rhine bridge at Arnhem.