Have been looking at 'Mad Tuesday ' 5th September 1944, in The Netherlands. From what I can work out: When claims were made that Breda, in the far south west had been liberated by the Allied forces, a whole wave of rumours swept the country that the Allies were about to take the rest of the country and the German occupiers would flee. Dutch people got ready to welcome the Allied forces. Some members of the NSB , the pro-Nazi Dutch party panicked and sent their families to Germany- it is estimated that 65,000 fled. Boys amongst them who were fourteen years or older found that they were expected to work for The Reich or join the German forces. Fascinated by this incident. Has anyone identified the actual source of the rumour that Breda had been taken by the Allies ?