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The speaker's experiences in Holland, being there for a year and a half during the German occupation. Things heard, seen, and learned, personally. The German invasion of Holland. Reasons and circumstances for surrender. The German government in Holland. Reduction of bicycle tax. Confiscation of goods, food, and vehicles. Rationing food and materials. The way in which the Germans took these things: by printing Dutch money and paying for it. German concentration camps. Curfew. The cruelty of the Germans. Acts of sabotage by the Dutch. The mental, physical, and spiritual suffering of the Dutch. Pinning their hopes on England, and the United Nations. What the Germans are doing in Holland similar to what the Japanese are doing in China. The Japanese invasion of China. Confidence that the Chinese will win the war against Japan.