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Beveren-Waas in Oost-Vlaanderen, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
 

Pro Nostra et Vestra Libertate

 
 
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By Steven H., December 29, 2017
1. Pro Nostra et Vestra Libertate Marker
Inscription. Gen. Dyw. Stanislaw Maczek Dowódca 1 Polskiej Dywizii pancernej Ktora brala udziae W Oswobodzeniu Belgii 1944

Ltn. Gen.Stanislaw Maczek Bevelhebbern van de 1e Poolse Pantserdivisie in memorial Aan de bevrijders van België
 
Location. 51° 12.812′ N, 4° 15.533′ E. Marker is in Beveren-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen, in Oost-Vlaanderen. Marker is on Gerard van Gervenstraat just east of Kasteeldreef. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Gerard van Gervenstraat 2, Beveren-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen 9120, Belgium.
 
More about this marker. The nearby thoroughfare was named "Polenlaan" in addition to the erection of this statue to honor the Polish division that liberated the town from the German occupying forces.
 
Regarding Pro Nostra et Vestra Libertate. The marker portrays Vladislaw Maczek founder of the 1st Polish Armored Division.
Maczek founded this division in the UK where he was in exile after Poland was occupied by the Germans.
The 1st Polish Armored division consisted of mainly Polish soldiers, but also anonymous members, among them renegade Germans.
General Maczek fought for the liberty of his homeland Poland without ever forgetting the human and civilian destruction a war

Pro Nostra et Vestra Libertate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steven H., December 29, 2017
2. Pro Nostra et Vestra Libertate Marker
can cause. He would have to wait another 45 years to see Poland become an independent nation.
Maczek died in 1994 at the age of 102 years. He lays buried in the Dutch city of Breda at his own request. Breda is the city Maczek and his division liberated without civilian loses, thanks to a clever flanked attack on the German troops.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Pro Nostra et Vestra Libertate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steven H., December 29, 2017
3. Pro Nostra et Vestra Libertate Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2017. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 29, 2017, by Steven H. of Beveren-Waas, Belgium.   2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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