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Then there’s that one person oblivious to it all.
What was the consequence of this atrocity?
There is more info in the poster’s previous post:
/u/Muffer-Nl had more context in a comment in my previous post 6 years ago:
> 7th of may 1945. De Dam in Amsterdam is flooded with with thousands of party-goers to welcome the Canadian liberators that are expected that day. The Canadians don’t show up though. At 13:00 a British reconnaissance unit appears in four light armoured wagons and 6 bren-carriers (a type of light tank) and they receive a warm welcome. Two German police vans wit Polizei show up briefly but they disappear quickly. The British leave De Dam as well. Shortly after 15:00 a shooting breaks loose and Germans open fire from the Groote Club (on the corner of the Kalverstraat and De Dam) on the crowd that is still waiting for festivities. 22 people are killed and 120 injured. Cause of the shooting was most likely an incident of members of the Domestic Forces and a couple of German soldiers.