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    Saw this link on key, thought it'd be useful on here too!

    http://thehague.usembassy.gov/upload...-monuments.pdf

    Cheers

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    Lancaster flypast @ Meerlo.
    May 04, 2009.

    Meerlo 2:00 p.m.
    Lancaster Monument at the Heesweg, the sun just disappeared behind the clouds ...


    Made from a "wing plate" from the, Lancaster LM465


    Lancaster flypast





    Ruud

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    A lovely memorial Ruud, thanks for posting it up

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    Superb photographs Ruud. Many thanks for showing them, very good !!

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    65 anniversary of the liberation, Gennep and Milsbeek.

    Here in the immediate region, different commemorative marks can be found.
    I was present, Saturday, February 20 there were two beautiful commemorative events. First at the Cemetery in Milsbeek and at then in Gennep at the war memorial, " the Good Samaritan ' at the, Niers-Bridge.

    Richard Beales, the son of the English Major Beales, 51st Highland Division,
    who was killed, on February 12, 1945 in the Zandstraat, Gennep, was present.
    Back at home, he wrote:
    " Having participated in the ceremonies at Milsbeek and Gennep on Saturday 20 February to commemorate the Liberation of the town in February 1945 and to remember those who lost their lives at that time, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to all those who organised and contributed to the events and who made us so welcome. The memorial exhibitions were outstanding, and the efforts of all those volunteers and contributors were a most worthy tribute to the suffering of the people of Gennep and surrounding areas during WWII, and to the sacrifices of those who now lie in Milsbeek military cemetery and elsewhere. Having participated in the 50th and 60th anniversay celebrations of the Liberation, it was a great pleasure for us to return to Gennep and to meet again a number of people whom we now regard as our friends.
    Richard and Jane Beales, Farnham, UK Richard and Jane Beales - 23-02-2010 | 19:50 "

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    51st Highland Division
    http://www.51hd.co.uk/history/reichswald

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    Ruud do you know of any memorials to Operation Manner, the dropping of food parcels in 1945?

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    No, sorry.
    Not yet...

    Living, in an other region.
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    Thanks: Google


    Rotterdam, 'Monument for operation Manna'
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    Rijksweg A20
    Rotterdam (Rotterdam)

    http://www.operationmanna.secondworldwar.nl/
    With some historic pictures !

    In Dutch only:
    http://www.operationmanna.secondworl...ederlands.html

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    On 28 April 2007, British Air Commodore Andrew Geddes was honored when a hiking trail in the Rotterdam district of Terbregge, the Air Commodore Geddespath, was named after him. This path goes past the Manna/Chowhound monument in the soundwall of the northern ringroad around Rotterdam. The official unveiling of the plaque was performed by Lieutenant-Commander Angus Geddes RN (son of Andrew Geddes) from England and Warrant Officer David Chiverton from Australia (grandson of Geddes).

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    Cheers for that.

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