Local Heart, Global Soul

February 17, 2017

A Relaxed Posting, If Only There Hadn’t Been A War On…

Himself and I are at Texel’s Air Force and War Museum. The island was of course subject to the German occupation during World War II along with the rest of the country. That said, little fighting was seen here so it was a rather relaxed posting for the occupying forces, something reflected in these photographs. This part of the exhibition covers some of the time during the second world war, it’s a very different view when compared to other exhibitions I have seen, for instance of bombed out areas of  Rotterdam and parts of The Hague. It’s also a very different view to what my father experienced as a child living in The Hague. Let’s take a look…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

1 Comment »

  1. Texel in wartime seems peacefull. In comparison with the rest of the country.
    Howevet near the end in april 1945 ther was the Georgiër Uprising. It is a part of Dutch history that is not that well known. For the island very traunmatic. I find it a bit that nobody did make a remark about that while you were on the island. At least that is what I get the impression of reading your post.
    I place a link here if you are interested to learn more.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_uprising_on_Texel

    Comment by Marie-Jacqueline — February 18, 2017 @ 12:09 am | Reply


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