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Memorial BMWO Nieuwpoort

This memorial commemorates the members of BMWO (Belgische Militaire Weerstandsorganisatie) Nieuwpoort who fell during the Second World War. The text on the memorial reads:



To the members BMWO of Nieuwpoort fallen for the Fatherland:

Baeteman Norbert
Derudder Andre
Vandaele Leon

Tortured to death in the nazi camps:

Beun Marcel
Demeester Robert
de Neve Petrus
Mahieu Roger
Philippart Marcel
Puystiens Gerard
Schoup Ferdinand
Symoens Louis
Top Kamiel
Verplancke Lodewyk
Houvenachel Honore

Thanks to the initiative of Roose Lťopold, conductor of bridges and roads resistance fighter BMWO, the locks of the inner harbor were demined on 7 Sept 1944 and the destroyed bridge repaired during the night of 9 Sept, which allowed the passage of the allied troops as from 10 Sept 1944."

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  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: Jhonny Bastiaensen