Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:13 PM
Great post. Thanks for sharing.
Our good friend Pieter F told me that every Christmas Eve, the local school children hold a candlelight vigil for the fallen Canadians.
The Dutch remember well the sacrifices paid by Canadian, British, Polish and American troops to liberate their country.
Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:25 PM
From this set on Flikr. There are a few more as there are too many to post.
CWGC Holten Canadian War Cemetery - a set on Flickr
Posted 21 December 2010 - 11:23 PM
Lovely to see the pictures, true respect,
especially as two of the lads from the regiment are at rest there.
RIP. Bdr Murphy & Gnr Derrick.
Edited by Rob Dickers, 22 December 2010 - 12:30 AM.
Archive of 10th (R/Fus) Medium Regt RA
from16th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt)
Posted 22 December 2010 - 12:17 AM
Every dark cloud has a silver lining. As tough as the fighting was in Holland, Canadian soldiers, living and dead, have been honoured ever since by the Dutch. The level of respect and ongoing affection by those great people is very touching.
I'm sure that the gratitude shown over the past 65 years has been a source of pride to all veterans.
Posted 22 December 2010 - 08:49 AM
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:29 PM
My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.
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