Canadians liberate Gelderland

At the end of March 1945, Allied units enter Dutch territory in the Achterhoek. After heavy fighting, the path to liberate the rest of the Netherlands is open. On 5 May 1945, German General Blaskowitz meets with Canadian General Foulkes in Hotel de Wereld in Wageningen. Blaskowitz signs the surrender orders for the German troops in the Netherlands, and with this, the country is finally free after five years of occupation and war.

 

While British and American troops advance further into Germany, the Canadians liberate the eastern and northern Netherlands. In March and April heavy fighting takes place in the Achterhoek. The German troops are forced out of Arnhem, and the Veluwe is conquered. In April, the Allied troops liberate large parts of northeast Netherlands (Source: wegnaardebevrijding.nl).

On 5 May 1945, German General Blaskowitz meets Canadian General Foulkes in Hotel de Wereld in Wageningen. Blaskowitz signs the surrender orders for the German troops in the Netherlands and with this, the country is finally free after five years of occupation and war.

Read more about the liberation of the east of the Netherlands on Liberationroute.com.

The fight for the Veluwe

After five years of occupation, the Netherlands was liberated in 1945. A lot happened in the Veluwe during the war years. On this route, you cycle along various historical locations that were central to the liberation of the Veluwe by the Canadian army. You will, for example, learn how Apeldoorn escaped a heavy artillery bombardment in the night of 16 and 17 April 1945 and new victims of war were prevented.

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Experience ‘Gelderland Remembers’ at the following events

7 Jul

Anne Frank middag

1 Jun - 12 Jul

Expositie ‘Rose Jakobs, de Roos die nooit bloeide’

15 Jul

Cineac voor kinderen

16 Jul

Anne Frank middag

28 Jul

Workshop ‘Het leven van de parachutist in WO2’

29 Jul

Spionagetraining

29 Jul

Spionagetraining

29 Jan - 31 Jul

Uitgave oorlogsdagboek 1944 – 1945 Frans Kragt Hzn.

13 Dec - 1 Aug

Herdenkingsroute Ermelo 75 jaar bevrijding

Memorial route along numerous places in and around the village of Ermelo that have been significant during the war years. Attention is paid to visible traces from the mobilization period, hiding places, German practice and army places and monuments.

5 Aug

Spionagetraining

9 Aug

Battlefield Fietstour ‘Fietsen zonder parachute’

12 Aug

Cineac voor kinderen

14 Aug

Actie ‘Niet Weggooien’

14 Aug

Regionale Indië Herdenking

15 Aug

Indisch Vrijheidsmaal

15 Aug

Heel Nijmegen vlagt op 15 augustus!

Actief

Flag Protocol August 15th

16 Aug

Battlefield Fietstour ‘Fietsen zonder parachute’

18 Aug

Anne Frank middag

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