WW2 Bombardment Of Nijmegen Propaganda Photo Cards


In a very good condition a big lot (around 47) photo cards of the city of Nijmegen. These cards were produced after the city was bombed on February 1944. As the city was bombed accidentily by the USAAF, the Germans used this event for propaganda purposes. These cards were produced with German permission as they are marked with a K number on the back. A few months after the bombing, Nijmegen was liberated by the US 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden.

The bombing of Nijmegen happened on 22 February 1944. The city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, then occupied by Nazi Germany, was mistakenly bombed by the United States Army Air Force.  In terms of the number of victims, it was one of the largest bombardments of a Dutch city during World War 2. Officially, nearly 800 people (almost all civilians) were killed by accident due to inaccurate bombing.

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