69 years from the Liberation of Netherlands

May 5, 2014

 

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/05/the_netherlands_celebrates_lib_3.php

 

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/05/king_willem-alexander_and_quee.php

King William-Alexander and Queen Maxima laid wreaths at the war memorial in Central Amsterdam on Sunday evening  ( The 4th May 2014 ) as the Netherlands remembered the dead of World War II.There were 1500  memorial  ceremonies  in The Netherlands –  on Sunday and why not? Hitler  had  decided to deport all the people of Netherlands to East, not Jewish families   to Death camps only, but  to resettle  Dutch  people  somewhere in the East. It was hanging by a hair thread also the fate of Sweden and Finland on those days –  The time factor  was on our side  then. We know what t happened in Norway and Denmark.

The 5 May 1945 German signed the capitulation documents in Wageningen. The South of the country had been liberated months earlier.

The Nazi Army initiated its Blixtkrieg   invasion of Netherlands  on the 10th May 1940   early in the mornign  05.30 o’clock   simultaneously   with a frontier of 400 km against Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. It completed the invasion in  fice days  and Netherlands capitulated  15.5. 1940. , On Zeeland  the 18.5. 1940.

To day  5th May 2014  there were 14 Liberation Day Festivals: In Zwolle, Leeuwarden, Groningen, Assen, Almere, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Waageningen, The Hague, Roermond, Vlissingen. Focus this year  is  on Drenthe (province).

 

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