THE TRUE MEANING OF FREEDOM

THE TRUE MEANING OF FREEDOM

AuthorHannie Visser-KieboomLocationThe Dakota crashed on the current training field of sports club Hoeven on Achter ‘t Hof in Hoeven.  Right next to the house which is now Achter ‘t Hof 11. The gate to the old sports park and the training field are still...
A YOUNG MAN FROM UDEN SHOWS THE WAY

A YOUNG MAN FROM UDEN SHOWS THE WAY

AuthorTjeu CornetLocationPiusplein, 5402EA, UdenThemeBattle 1944 ‘Operation Market Garden’ was the Allied attempt to defeat the Germans as quickly as possible and put an end to the war. In the autumn of 1944, thousands of paratroopers landed deep in enemy...
THE FARMER AND THE VAGRANTS

THE FARMER AND THE VAGRANTS

Author Marlon van den Bergh Location on Toon Graumans’ land in Etten-Leur Theme Batttle 44 For a lot of people, daily life continued during the war. The farmers kept their jobs and worked their land. But most of the horses were taken by the Germans, which made...
BLACK FRIDAY: NOT IN VAIN

BLACK FRIDAY: NOT IN VAIN

Author Irene van Kemenade Location Woensdrecht Theme Battle 1944 The Battle of the Schelde was a large military operation in northern Belgium and south-west Netherlands. The operation was started by the Canadian 1st Army Division (including Polish and British units)...
CIGARETTES AS SILENT WITNESS OF A BIESBOSCH CROSSING

CIGARETTES AS SILENT WITNESS OF A BIESBOSCH CROSSING

Author Hannie Visser Location Drimmelen Theme Battle 1944 The unsuccessful Battle of Arnhem brought the liberation of the Netherlands in the autumn of ’44 in Brabant to a halt. This meant that the Biesbosch in Brabant became a sort of no man’s land during the last...
THE DAY MARY WAS NOT WATCHING

THE DAY MARY WAS NOT WATCHING

Author Piet Snijders Location Ommel Theme Battle 1944 There was a ghostly atmosphere in Asten in the night of Wednesday 20 to Thursday 21 September 1944. British grenade fire had caused total ravage in and around the church. Asten was evacuated on the Thursday,...