Thursday, May 7, 2015

Liberation Day

On Monday May 7th, 1945 the Canadian Allied forces entered Amersfoort. The photo shows the Kamperbinnenpoort in the background (source: Nationwide Liberation Day is celebrated on May 5th. On May 4th the victims of World War II are commemorated.

(photos via Archief Eeemland)

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  1. Noteworthy how late the Canadians liberated Amersfoort -- almost at the end of the war in Europe. The media here had plenty of mentions of both the VE day anniversary and the anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

  2. Great pictures of a special day for Amersfoort.


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