Province of Limburg and Liberation of the Netherlands

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A tour by bike or car past locations in the sloping landscape of Southern Limburg where you will learn about the beginning of the liberation of the Netherlands and the sacrifices made to accomplish it. At the Liberation Route audio spots you can use your phone to listen to stories of historical events that occurred during the Second World War. Early in the morning on 12 September 1944, approximately three months after the Normandy landings, the American 30th Infantry Division, nicknamed 'Old Hickory', crossed the Belgian border into the Netherlands just above Visé. The liberation of the Netherlands had finally begun.

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213. 'Welcome in Holland'
Margraten, the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
212. The African-American gravediggers of Margraten
220. "Never genuinely liberated"
Eyewitness Museum
Author: 
Liberation Route Europe

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Distance: 
34000
Time: 
330

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