Thursday, November 10, 2011

Remembering Why




This photo is from one of my father's photo albums. 

It is dated 1942 but was likely given to him after the Canadian Army reached the River Maas in 1944 or 1945 by Nelly Verhoeven, the young woman on the left.


"I was billeted in the house of the girl on the left in Holland.
The girl in the centre is dead now. 
She helped 45 allied airmen escape and the Germans caught her."


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In 1942 it was the Nazis.

Today there are other people with similar intentions.




We mustn't forget.




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