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Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
 

May 8 1945 / 8 Mei 1945

 
 
May 8 1945 / 8 Mei 1945 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 19, 2017
1. May 8 1945 / 8 Mei 1945 Marker
Inscription.
May 8 1945

On this date the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment and the Royal Canadian Regiment, both part of the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, took the surrender of the German occupational forces in the area of Haarlem, IJmuiden and Zandvoort and restored liberty to the citizens of the area.

8 Mei 1945


Op deze datum hebben het Hastings en Prins Edward Regiment en het Koninklijk Canadese Infanterie Brigade, beiden als een onderdeel van de Eerste Canadese Infanterie Brigade, de overgave van het duitse bezettings leger aangenommen en vrijheid hersteld voor de burgers van Haarlem, IJmuiden en Zandvoort.

God Save the Queen


Presented by the Canadian Veterans on the 8 May 1995

Aangeboden door de Canadese Veteranen op 8 Mei 1995
 
Erected 1995 by The Canadian Veterans.
 
Location. 52° 22.878′ N, 4° 38.082′ E. Marker is in Haarlem, North Holland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grote Markt and Koningstraat. Touch for map. The marker is located in the first inner courtyard of the cityhall (Stadhuis), entered through the gate on the left side of the building (as one faces it standing in the Great
May 8 1945 / 8 Mei 1945 Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 19, 2017
2. May 8 1945 / 8 Mei 1945 Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the left, with the gated entrance from the square to the courtyard visible in the shadows, as well.
Market Square). Marker is at or near this postal address: Grote Markt 2, Haarlem, North Holland 2011 RD, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Het Pietershuis (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters (about 120 meters away); Paterskerk (R.K.) / Church of Our Father (Roman Catholic) (about 150 meters away); Site of Former Synagogue (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); De Waag / The Weigh House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Simon Philip de Vries (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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