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Johannes blaskowitz : was a German general during World War .Blaskowitz remained in Holland he was suddenly recalled and ordered to attack. Blaskowitz was subsequently transferred to Holland. Blaskowitz allowed Allied airdrops of food and medicine to the Dutch civilian population.On May 5, Blaskowitz was summoned to surrender the German forces in the Netherlands
Blaskowitz surrenders to the Canadians.
Johannes Blaskowitz - Jewish Virtual Library
Charles Foulkes: British-Canadian soldier, and an officer of The Royal Canadian Regiment. On 5 May 1945, Foulkes summoned German General Blaskowitz to the surrender of German forces in the Netherlands.
Juno Beach Centre - Lieutenant-General Charles Foulkes
Primary sources : Journal about the Netherlands in English.
The Dutch Famine of 1944–45: Mortality and Morbidity in Past and ...
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Liberation of the Netherlands
The liberation of the Netherlands from September 1944 to April 1945 played a key role in the ending of the 2nd world war. The first Canadian Army had a key role in the liberation of the Dutch people, they had suffered terrible hunger and hardship under the increasingly desperate German occupiers. The First Canadian Army had a leading role in opening the Belgium and the Netherland's Scheldt estuary (tidal rives) , gave way to the port of Antwerp .Which supplied the allied armies. They continued their push towards Germany to defeat Adolf Halter's forces and free western Europe from four years of Nazi occupation.
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Canada's Role In Liberation The Netherlands
Canadian forces played an important role in liberating the Netherlands. Canadians who landed on D-Day fought battles throughout Europe. The Canadians orders were to push the German troops occupying the northeast back to the sea and to drive German troops in the west back in to Germany. the advance was halted on April 12, because of concern for the well-being of citizens in were the western Netherlands. they were being starved for months running the risk of having their country flooded if the Germans were to open the dykes. On April 28 th the Canadians were given permitted to give supplies which entered the western of Netherlands and ended the " Hunger winter". No part of the western Europe was liberated at a bitter time then the Netherlands. The Dutch people were very appreciation of the Canadians as they feed them one town at a time. The Dutch were so happy that on many rooftops they would say " Thanks you Canadians. " In honor of the Canadians and there greatly appreciated effort. The Dutch donated 10,000 tulips bulls to Canada for the National Capital Region annually since the war. maybe add about the royals.
Dutch Famine 1944
The Dutch famine of the 1944-1945. known as the " Hunger winter" in Dutch was a famine that took place in the German_ occupied part of the Netherlands especially in the densely populated western provinces. A German blockade cut off food and fuel shipments from farm areas to punish the reluctance of the Dutch to aid the Nazi war effort. Some 4.5 million were affected and some survived by eating their tulip bubs. About 22,000 died because of the famine. most vulnerable according to the death reports were elderly men, women and children.
Liberation of Holland
Liberation of Holland, WW II begun by American troops who entered Maastricht on September 13, 1944; British Troops also played a major part in liberating southern Holland along their advance