The NetherlandsLimburg

Margraten 1947

In September 1944 the Allied armies reached the Netherlands. Limburg was the first province that came into contact with the Allies, but it would take until early 1945 before the entire province was liberated. 

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Liberation Route:The NetherlandsLimburg

After Operation Market Garden, heavy fighting took place in Limburg as the Allies tried to push the German troops back across the Maas river. The Germans stuck to their ground tenaciously, and it would cost the lives of many soldiers and civilians before the entire province was liberated in early 1945.

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