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This hammer and sickle tie is made in the Netherlands. Transworld was a shipping agency in Rotterdam Harbour for handling Soviet cargo ships.
As the story goes Transworld was a cover up for Soviet spies and KGB agents. They wanted to know how the Dutch Secret Service (BVD) worked, how the Rotterdam harbour can be taken out in wartime and on what location USA army cargo was being processed.
Although this story was never confirmed, the Dutch Secret Service kept a close eye on the company. Transworld started in 1972 and went bankrupt in 1995.
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Dutch poster for calling people to an anti nuclear weapons demonstration at Soesterberg 1981. Top of the poster says:”Demonstration in Soesterberg against new nuclear weapons”. The middle of the posters says:”Get nuclear weapons out of the world, let’s begin in the Netherlands”. The demonstration was against the intention of the Dutch government to place nuclear weapons at the base. As it turns out decades later, the nuclear weapons were already placed in secret.
The Dutch Airforce was established at Soesterberg in 1913. From 1954 to 1994 it became a NATO base for the United States Air Force and the village of Soesterberg housed a number of American families. The 32nd is the only US military unit to ever have been under direct operational control of a foreign nation.
After 1994 Soesterberg Airbase became home to the Dutch army helicopter force. The base closed in 2010, and is now location of the Airforce And Military museum.