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British soldiers in Helmond, the Netherlands

22Nov

British soldiers in Helmond, the Netherlands

Helmond is a town in the south of the Netherlands, just east of Eindhoven. It was liberated on the 25th of September 1944 during one of the flanking operations of operation Market Garden. After its liberation, the town was used as a rest centre for allied soldiers, mainly British. They where quartered in schools, but mostly at the homes of the civilians. Some signed their names on pieces of paper, others sent lengthy letters after they left. We've compiled a list of names that we came across and encourage British family members to contact us.

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28Mar

"New" photo of the Veestraatbrug in Helmond

For a number of years I have been researching World War II in Helmond . One is always looking for new material that is not yet known in Helmond historiography. This could be anything; diaries, letters or photos.

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Correction liberation monument Stiphout

Sep2015

Correction liberation monument Stiphout

Our investigation into Helmond war victims sometimes produces a remarkable catch. At a meeting of battlefield guides we spoke with a guide from Nuenen. Referring to the corrections he figured that we were talking about the monument in Stiphout, because, according to him, there appears a wrong battalion on the panels. We could hardly believe this, another monument with an error? Could this be true?

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