This Day In History: 1944-09-05
“Mad Tuesday” when 65,000 Dutch Nazi collaborators flee to Germany. 5 resistance fighters are executed in Terneuzen, Netherlands. Allies liberate Brussels. Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign the Customs Union (BENELUX) agreement. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill travels to Scotland. The Dutch Armed Forces forms under the command of Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld.