DE GREBBEBERG (BATTLE OF THE GREBBEBERG)
Screenplay by Martin Lagestee, with contributions by Gerard Soeteman
Based on a story by Martin Lagestee and Elena van Eeden (†)
Battle of the Grebbeberg tells the true story of a group of soldiers, who fought a heroic battle against the Germans at the beginning of World War II.
Though heavily outnumbered, hundreds of badly trained and inexperienced Dutch troups managed to hold up the German enemy at the Grebbe defence line for three days.
It will be the first film about these first days of World War II that took place here. One of the most bloodstained battle scenes of the Blitzkrieg in Western Europe, and the most dramatic and horrific battle on Dutch soil: fought on what the Germans named ‘Devils Mountain’.
A chapter in Dutch history worth preserving both as a tribute to those who died and as a lesson for future generations.