TracesOfWar needs your help! We miss photos of important sights in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. Submit your photos to input@tracesofwar.com and it will be published!

Plaques Liberation Berlage Bridge

On the Berlage bridge is a plaque commemorating the liberation of Amsterdam.
Text on the Plaque:

THE FIRST ALLIED LIBERATORS
WHO ON 7 MAY ALONG THIS BRIDGE
ENTERED AMSTERDAM, BELONGED TO THE
BRITISH 49th W.R. RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT.
ON 8 MAY FOLLOWED BY THE
CANADIAN FORCES.


Another plaque was donated by Canadian soldiers:
Text on the plaque:

THIS PLAQUE IS PRESENTED TO THE
CITY OF AMSTERDAM BY CANADIAN SOLDIERS
WHO SERVED IN THE NETHERLANDS TO
COMMEMORATE THE LIBERATION OF THE
NETHERLANDS AND IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
OF THE GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY EXTENDED BY
THE DUTCH PEOPLE TO THE CANADIAN FORCES.

1944 - 45.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!

Source

  • Text: TracesOfWar.com
  • Photos: Ewoud van Eig