Liberation Route Europe

Liberation Route Europe

Liberation Route Europe is a continuously growing, international remembrance trail, connecting important milestones of modern European history. Liberation Route Europe links the main regions along the advance of the Western Allied Forces.

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Belgium

Belgium was invaded by Germany in May 1940. Via an attack through the Belgian Ardennes the German army defeated the Allies in the spring of 1940. Four years of occupation followed until Belgium was liberated...

Great Britain

Great Britain was one of the major Allied powers of the Second World War and played a key role in the defeat of Nazi Germany. It was from Britain that the liberation of Western Europe was launched in June...

Germany

Germany started the Second World War and was responsible for some of the darkest pages in European history. With the liberation of Europe in 1944-1945 the war came to Germany bringing with it suffering and...

France

France was one of the major European powers but was quickly defeated by Germany in the spring of 1940. Four years of occupation followed before the liberation of France and the rest of Western Europe began...

Italy

When the war broke out Italy was part of the Axis alliance under its dictator Benito Mussolini. Italy fought alongside Germany until 1943 when it switched sides to join the Allies after their invasion of...

Poland

In 1939 the Second World War began with the invasion of Poland. Poland suffered greatly during the war under both Nazi and Soviet rule. After the war Poland was incorporated into the Soviet Union and only...

The Netherlands

In May 1940 the Netherlands was invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany. When the liberation came in 1944 the country gained strategic importance with Operation Market Garden and the battle of the Scheldt. ...

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