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The German ultimatum ordering the Dutch commander of Rotterdam to cease fire was delivered to him at 10:30 a.m. on May 14, 1940. At 1:22 p.m., German bombers set the whole inner city of Rotterdam ablaze, killing 30,000 of its inhabitants. (OWI)
NARA FILE #: 208-PR-10L-3
WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 1334
Date and time of data generation
May 14, 1940
WAR & CONFLICT BOOK
ERA: KOREAN WAR/DEATH & DESTRUCTION