Canada and the Netherlands Essay

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Though the events of the past certainly have a direct influence on the world today. The ardent relationship that lies between Canada and the Netherlands can be referenced to the pretentious days nearing the end of the Second World War. Where Canada had played a significant role as liberators in Holland during this misfortunate time. Canada had provided the Dutch Royal Family with a safe haven. Canadians fought battles through France, Belgium, the Scheldt, and Germany before being sent back to the Netherlands.

Canadian forces played a vital role in the liberation of Holland. The Canadian soldiers who landed on D-Day fought many battles through France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, and the Scheldt. The Canadians were given orders to
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In the European theatre the USA was attacking along the eastern front, the British had the center and the Canadians were attacking up the European Channel coast. “The unique geography of the area made the First Canadian Army’s challenge even more daunting.” Below sea level and well suited to defense, the south bank of the fjord was flood vulnerable flatlands surrounded by dykes. “The crossing was to be made immediately to the area of a blown bridge, with each company forcing its way over at different points. Gaining the South bank of the Canal de Derivation da la lys without being detected should be relatively easy under cover of darkness” As the Allies advance continued their supply line running from Normandy became extremely long and paraphernalia took ages to get to where the fighting was going on. In time, the Canadians liberated Antwerp, a seaport on the Channel. The problem was that the allies now held the port but the Germans still held the opposite side, the Scheldt peninsula. The Battle of the Scheldt being the fight between the Canadians and Germans to gain that territory so the allies finally had a port for resupply close to the front lines where it was desperately needed. It was a bitter contest, the

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