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Netherlands remembers WW2 dead

7:56am IST - 00:56

The Dutch King and Queen attend a remembrance ceremony in Amsterdam honouring those who fought and died during World War Two. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION In the Netherlands, May 4 is the day to remember the dead soldiers who fought and died during World War Two. Throughout the country, two minutes of silence are observed at 8pm local time on May 4 every year. Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima laid flowers at the National monument on Dam square in Amsterdam. After the royals, flowers were laid by the Dutch prime minister and other government officials, and by Dutch veterans. Nazi Germany occupied the Netherlands in 1940. The government and the royal family escaped the invasion and went into exile in Britain.

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Netherlands remembers WW2 dead

7:56am IST - 00:56