“In the final months of the Second World War, Canadian forces were given the important and deadly task of liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. From September 1944 to April 1945, the First Canadian Army fought German forces on the Scheldt estuary — opening the port of Antwerp for Allied use — and then cleared northern and western Netherlands of Germans, allowing food and other relief to reach millions of desperate people. More than 7,600 Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen died fighting in the Netherlands. Today, Canada is fondly remembered by the Dutch for ending their oppression under the Nazis” – The Canadian Encyclopedia
This year is the one hundredth anniversary of the Liberation of Holland and it is our pleasure to host Rory M. Cory, Senior Curator/Director of Collections at The Military Museums (Calgary) will give us an overview of events of this critical operation.
This program is free, accessible and all are welcome.