Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Amersfoort Liberation Day

Parade of British Troops (photo Fortgens, Amersfoort) 

On Monday May 7th, 1945 the Canadian Allied Forces entered Amersfoort. The photo shows a parade of British troops on the Hof square a few days later. Welch Fusiliers, the Gloucestershire Regiment and the Essex Regiment paraded on the central town square. In those days the Amersfoortse Kei, the town symbol, was exhibited over there.

Nationwide Liberation Day is celebrated on May 5th. On May 4th the victims of World War II are commemorated.

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  1. I like the story of the Amersfoortse Kei. Quite impressive dragging a 9-tonne boulder on a bet. I'd like to have been there for the beer and pretzels.

  2. These soldiers have fought battles to get to Amersfoort. And then the next day they have to do a parade. Remarkable.


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