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Gidon Memorial Zutphen

This Memorial commemorates the victims and the many wounded who fell during an air raid on 14-10-1944 by the Allies in World War II. The intention was to bomb the Old IJsselbridge to hinder the Germans supply of troops and weapons.

Adjoining plaques commemorate Canadian soldiers and soldiers who were killed in the Dutch Indies.

Text on the plaque dedicated to the Canadian soldiers:

TER HERINNERING AAN DE
CANADESE LEGERONDERDELEN
DIE TUSSEN 5 EN 15 APRIL 1945 ZUTPHEN BEVRIJDDEN
EN AAN HEN DIE HIERVOOR HET LEVEN LIETEN

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
CANADIAN ARMY UNITS
WICH LIBERATED ZUTPHEN IN APRIL 1945
AND OF THE SOLDIERS AND OFFICERS
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THAT OPERATION

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Source

  • Text: TracesOfWar
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze