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The Canada-Poland WWII Museum in Maldegem (Flanders, Belgium) was opened on June 28th, 1995. This private museum managed by volunteers retraces the Battle of the Scheldt and the last stage of the liberation of Flanders. It aims to pay tribute to the Polish and Canadian troops who took part in the liberation. The museum’s exhibition presents several dioramas showing military action from WWII with uniforms, weapons stations, posters, equipment, and more. An original 20 minutes film about the Battle of the Scheldt is also featured.
From April to September: 10 AM – 6 PM
From October to March: 12 AM – 6 PM
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
In August 1944 the Allies broke out of Normandy. The speed of the allied advance was so great that they outran their supply lines. In early September the advance came to a halt. The Allies desperately needed a large port to supply their troops and the obvious choice was Antwerp.
“For our freedom and yours” – reads the inscription in Polish, French and Flemish. It is carved on the wall of memory, crowned with a six meter tall cross. It is located in the biggest Polish cemetery in Belgium. Those who lie there fought just for that.
In the center of the small town of Beveren there is a bust of general Stanislaw Maczek. It reminds the citizens of the commander of the division which liberated their town and made sure it stayed intact.
On 2 September 1944 allied troops crossed the Belgian border at diverse places. The process of liberation went fast: in ten days a large majority of the country was liberated. But it did not put an end to the German occupation. Two months later Hitler surprised the Allies with his last offensive: the Battle of the Bulge.
The Liberation Museum Zeeland takes us back to a special part of Zeelands history. During the Second World War Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen of various nationalities united in the fight against the German occupation forces. This struggle resulted in a lot of dead and wounded on both sides. The local population in Zeeland also suffered heavy casualties.