Liberation of the Netherlands -1945 Plate
#1

This old metal plate depicts a French & a Belgian soldier standing atop the Nazi "dragon" they have slayed (with a little help from their Friends). The dragon is sporting an SS helmet and a nazi armband. It says "Mei (May) 1945".

 

regards,

Dogdaddy

 

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#2

Thank you Dogdaddy !!

 

This is very interesting !! Thanks for sharing !!

 

Vee ;)

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#3
You come up with the neatest things. I love that.
Marion J Chard
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#4

Very interesting item.

The soldier with his back to us is a Dutch one, he wears an orange brassard.

He might be Dutch Underground.

The other soldier is either English or Canadian.

 

Maybe remembering the (second) Liberation of the Arnhem area?

 

Erwin

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#5

Very interesting item.

The soldier with his back to us is a Dutch one, he wears an orange brassard.

He might be Dutch Underground.

The other soldier is either English or Canadian.

 

Maybe remembering the (second) Liberation of the Arnhem area?

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I found one other plate like this on a Militaria Dealer's (Lost Collectables) website and that is where it was stated that they are Belgian & French soldiers, but if you want to really get confused the ebay Seller I bought it from had them listed as "American/Russian." :rolleyes: One thing we can all agree on is the identity of that dead Dragon they are standing on.

 

Dogdaddy :drinkin:

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#6

the men on the back is dutch resistant ''verzetstrijder'' i think the helm is dutch army 1940

 

this plates made of iron or porselein are made for the liberation of holland

 

they are manny of them , as rememberance

 

but a nice item for your collection

 

best regards bas timmers

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#7

here a impression of the liberation of holland

 


 

 

this are canadian soldiers

 

but holland was also liberaded by de english ,poland and by the us

 

like the 104th infantry division timberwolves

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