Stories

Stories about the liberation of the Netherlands are brought to life via many events throughout Canada. But most of all by people. Listen to these memories and thoughts of war and freedom.

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In conversation with ambassador Henk van der Zwan

'We should never take freedom for granted'. Dutch ambassador Henk van der Zwan talks about what 75 years of freedom means to him.

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In conversation with veteran André Hissink

'You flew - you came back. You flew - you didn't come back. It was the way the cookie crumbled'. Veteran André Hissink shares his story.

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In conversation with Desmond Peters

'One had a duty to perform regardless and I saw an opportunity in something that I wanted to do and that was to fly'. Veteran flyer Desmond Peters shares his story.

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In conversation with Paul Bender

'The Dutch people jumped in the ship and they scooped up the grain in their hands. It's an image I'll never forget'. Veteran navy captain Paul Bender shares his story.

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In conversation with Robert Bradley

'It's an experience - you wouldn't want it, but you wouldn't miss it'. Veteran Robert Bradley shares his story about his time as an air gunner in WW2.

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In conversation with Ton Linssen

'It's important that schoolchildren listen to stories of veterans and learn from them', says Dutch Defense Attaché Ton Linssen.