Liberation Route Europe


You can find a list of previously sent press releases below. For more information and / or images, please contact Jeroen van Wieringen:

Press releases

30 June 2015
Public Opinion Poll 70 Years Freedom - research results
In may 2015, the Liberation Route Europe Foundation and her regional Dutch media partners initiated a Public Opinion Poll about commemorating the Second World War. 
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June 2015 
European Commission continues to support development of the Liberation Route Europe
"Thanks to the renewed financial support of the European Commission, the Liberation Route Europe can start working on the further development of the route that connects regions in six countries through which the allied forces moved at the end of the Second World War. In ‘The Next Level’ the organisation and involving partners will work on several items and products like the training of guides and development of e-tourism along the route."
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May 2015 
Seventy years after WOII: we are #gratefulforfreedom
"Freedom. To some people freedom means being able to go out with friends. To others, it means being able to choose which political party to vote for. The fact is, that whatever freedom means to you, it should never be taken for granted. To emphasise this idea, the Liberation Route Europe Foundation has launched a new campaign in honour of the veterans who fought for freedom during the World War II: the #gratefulforfreedom campaign."
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70 years of Maple Leaves and Tulips at Normandy
"On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the French Juno Beach Centre and the Liberation Route Europe Foundation present the temporary exhibition ‘Maple Leaves and Tulips, 70 years then and now’. Location is Courseulles-sur-Mer in Normandy. ..."
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Free training about WWII for the tourism sector
"From now on, staff working in the tourism sector can brush up on their history of the Second World War for free using the new digital training courses from the Liberation Route Europe Foundation. ..."
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Operation Market Garden relived like never before 
"The commemorations for Operation Market Garden over the last few weeks attracted more people than ever before. Although the exact numbers are not available, we can be sure that the 250 or so events in the provinces of Brabant and Gelderland, attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. According to the organisers, approximately 200,000 people came to see the parade through Brabant and an estimated 60,000 people came to watch the annual parachute drop at Ginkel Heath. Smaller events like the World Street Painting Festival in Arnhem also attracted unprecedented popularity. ..."
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Liberation Route Europe officially launched
" “The Liberation Route Europe is a powerful symbol of the path of freedom.” That is what Dutch minister of Defence Janine Hennis-Plasschaert stated this morning during her speech at the launch of the international Liberation Route Europe. The route follow the path of the liberators in 1944-1945 towards a free Europe. “With this international liberation and commemoration route, our shared history will be made visible in a unique way, accessible and tangible to many”, said Hennis-Plasschaert during the ceremony that took place in French coast city Arromanches. ..."
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