Heythuysen

On this day, 17th November, 75 years ago, the Leudal area of Limburg was liberated from German occupation by Allied forces. To commemorate this historic

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Mierlo

With overnight temperatures well below zero, there was a definite cold nip in the air as I left home for today’s cycle ride. It took

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Charles Holland

Recently I discovered that the very first Englishman to enter the Tour de France, in 1937, was one Charles Holland. My inquisitive nature and keen

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75 Years

Limburg was liberated from German occupation by allied forces 75 years ago. To commemorate this, Nederweert council along with local historians recently erected nine pictorial

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Liberation

Weert celebrates the 75th anniversary of liberation from German occupation in two days time, on 22nd September. 30 large images tell the story of liberation

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Graves Damaged

What has the world come to….? From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC SADDENED TO CONFIRM WAR GRAVE DAMAGE “We are deeply upset to

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D-Day & Liberation

75 years ago today Allied forces began the invasion of Europe in Normandy, France and thus began the liberation of France, Belgium, the Netherlands &

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Liberation of Weert

Today’s cycle ride was a very local 6.7 km, taking in two more WW2 memorials. On 22nd September, 1944 Weert was liberated from German occupation

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51st Highland Division

A few years ago I researched the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, specifically the 5th Battalion, which, in WW2 participated in the D-day landings and later

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