WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF RIEN

WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF RIEN

Author Laura Hondebrink Location Welberg, municipality of Steenbergen Theme Battle 1944 Before 1 November 1944, the seven year old Rien van Broekhoven had been unaware of the severity of the war. His parents’ house in the village of Welberg had been impounded but the...
MARY PROTECTS HER CHILDREN

MARY PROTECTS HER CHILDREN

Author Liesbeth Sparks Location Zandfort, Hoogerheide Theme Battle 1944 West Brabant was strategically important for the German army, and also for the Allied forces. From Friday afternoon on 6 October 1944 three Canadian battalions advanced towards Woensdrecht,...
LIKE THE FLIGHT FROM EGYPT

LIKE THE FLIGHT FROM EGYPT

Author Jack Didden Locatie Dutch Reform Church Wijk and Aalburg Theme Battle 1944 At the beginning of November 1944 the Allied advance came to a standstill at the Hollands Diep and de Bergsche Maas waterways. From that moment on the Land of Heusden and Altena became...
A SMALL SHINY BOX

A SMALL SHINY BOX

Author Liesbeth Sparks Location Sonniuswijk, landing strips Theme Battle 1944 Things were tense around the village of Best from 18 September 1944 onwards. American soldiers were approaching from Eindhoven, German soldiers were entrenched in the tall church tower in...
AN ANGEL ON HIS SHOULDER

AN ANGEL ON HIS SHOULDER

Author Laura Hondebrink Location Reek, municipality of Landerd Theme Battle 1944 In September 1944, the Allied forces started the largest airborne operation in history in order to free Europe from German occupation: Market Garden. A ground attack was started from...
HUNTER S BOOTS

HUNTER S BOOTS

Author Jack Didden Location Intersection by Ulicoten Theme Battle 1944 The village of Ulicoten near Baarle-Nassau was on the front line for almost a month. On 13 October 1944 there was fighting and an air raid. The next morning the twelve year old son Neel ventured...