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Info board 75 Years Liberation WWII Mol

In 2019 it was 75 years ago that Belgium was Liberated by the Allied forces.
In this context, Tourism Province of Antwerp organized various activities related to the Liberation in collaboration with Liberation Route Europe. Together with the participating cities and municipalities, a themed brochure with local stories supplemented with photos was made. Information boards were placed at 48 historical locations, each with a local theme.

Theme info board Mol: Van Paters and Bruggen

On September 13, 1944 Mol is liberated by the British. There is a fight for every crossing point on the Bocholt Herentals Canal.
On September 18, General von der Heydte and his staff take up residence in Postel Abbey.
The British artillery shelled the abbey from Sas 3, Bladel and Bergeijk.
From September 22 to 23, the Germans leave and the British arrive on the same day.
After the departure of the Germans, the British build a temporary one at Sas 3. This Bailey Bridge is still there today.

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  • Text: Jhonny Bastiaensen
  • Photos: Jhonny Bastiaensen
  • Tekst infobord TPA