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National Committee cataloguing WWII sites to revive interest in history

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AMSTERDAM – There are numerous sites in the Netherlands that the National Committee May 4 and 5 classifies as ‘oorlogssporen.’ The group has catalogued these sites which include bunkers, defense lines, buildings and other military structures and plans to post the information online. The sites are considered concrete evidence or traces of World War II, suitable to bring the events of that time to the attention of the public and to revive interest in the recent past. Among the examples given are wall paintings made by American soldiers during a midnight Christmas mass in the marl mines near Maastricht, anti-tank barricades and formerly secret resistance hideouts in Dutch forests.