Bezuidenhout

Bezuidenhout (Dutch pronunciation: [bəˈzœy̯də(n)ˌɦʌut]; English: South of the Wood) is the neighborhood (Dutch: wijk) southeast of the Haagse Bos neighborhood of The Hague in the Netherlands. Bezuidenhout includes the Beatrixkwartier financial area near the Central Station and streets such as Bezuidenhoutseweg, Juliana van Stolberglaan, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië, Prins Clauslaan, and Theresiastraat.

Bezuidenhout
Bezuidenhout is the southernmost of the four Haagse Hout (green) neighborhoods in The Hague (violet)
Bezuidenhout is the southernmost of the four Haagse Hout (green) neighborhoods in The Hague (violet)
Coordinates: 52°5′17″N 4°20′41″E / 52.08806°N 4.34472°E / 52.08806; 4.34472Coordinates: 52°5′17″N 4°20′41″E / 52.08806°N 4.34472°E / 52.08806; 4.34472
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
MunicipalityThe Hague
DistrictHaagse Hout
Population
 • Total14,447
 [citation needed]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Part of German-occupied Europe during World War II, Bezuidenhout was bombed by mistake by the Royal Air Force in a bombing raid which killed hundreds of civilians. The targeted area was the adjacent woodland park Haagse Bos that was used by the Germans for launching V-1 and V-2 rockets, but all bombs missed the forest target by more than 500 yards (460 m) because of an error in reading the map, overcast conditions and incorrect allowance for the wind. The mistake caused the deaths of 511 civilians.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collier, Basil (1976) [1964]. The Battle of the V-Weapons, 1944–1945. Yorkshire: The Emfield Press. p. 133. ISBN 0-7057-0070-4. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Garliński, Józef (1978). Hitler's Last Weapons: The Underground War against the V1 and V2. New York: Times Books. p. 184. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)