Sherman-Tank

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  • Hans-Helmut Books

    On 3 October 1944, the southern sea dike was destroyed by British bombs.
    Due to the flooding, the German occupation forces were made incapacitated and unable to act.

    The village was almost completely destroyed by this action and 176 inhabitants lost their lives.

    On 1 November 1944, the Allied troops landed south and north of the dike breakthrough.

    One of these landing craft is today a monument to the liberation of the Netherlands on the dike ...

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    • August 25, 2017

  • Börries (ADFC- K)

    The Westkapelle beach owes its existence to a catastrophic bombing in October 1944 in preparation for the Allied landing on 01.11.1944. The tank reminds of this time

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    • March 31, 2018

  • chapingringo

    Atop the dyke, the tank in on the westernmost spot in the Zeeland peninsula, with a good view of Westkapelle on one side, and the beach and coastline on the other. It rests next to the Polderhuis War Museum.

    • July 16, 2018

  • Jan

    Tanks from the 2nd world war

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    • July 17, 2018

  • Jan

    Memorial for World War II

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    • July 17, 2018

  • Hans-Helmut Books

    One of the landing vehicles of the Allied troops, today stands as a monument and memorial to the liberation of the Netherlands here on the dike ...

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    • July 28, 2018

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Location: Zeeland, The Netherlands

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