Monday, 5 May 2008

Liberation Day

…is celebrated each year on May 5th in the Netherlands to mark the end of the German occupation during the Second World War.
The nation was liberated largely by Canadian troops. On May 5, 1945, the Canadian General Charles Foulkes and the German Commander-in-Chief Johannes Blaskowitz reached an oral agreement on the capitulation of Germany in Hotel De Wereld in Wageningen.

Yesterday evening, on May 4th, the Dutch remember the people who have fought for and died during World War II. Throughout the country two minutes of silence was held at 8 p.m.

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