In the night of the 7th of April to the 8th of April a group of French paratroopers (SAS, Special Air Services) lands in the Drenth village Diepen, with the order to sabotage the Germans and give help to the men of resistance. As well thanks to the arrest of two fierce NSB'ers, the following day, a liberation atmosphere is there in the village, which has the result that in the morning of the 10th of April a few NSBers are getting whipped. Of course the Germans didn't let them get away with this and a few soldiers arrived early in the afternoon from Steenwijk into the village. Split in two, one half of the group of soldiers takes 11 citizens hostage and try to locate the other soldiers. That evening 11 hostages are executed by a firing squad in front of a wall. One of them, Koop Westerhof, survives the shootings by playing dead. Three other citizens are chased by the Germans, only one survives, by breaking away.