- Oude-Hoofdvaartsweg, Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands
The commemorative monument for French paratroopers can be found in Assen, Drenthe in the Netherlands. The monument was built in memory of Operation Amherst, the dropping of paratroopers from the 2nd and 3rd regiment SAS on 7 April 1945. Assen was liberated on 13 April 1945.
Shortly before the outbreak of WWII, the Dutch government built a camp near the town of Hooghalen to accommodate German (Jewish) refugees: Camp KZ Westerbork was used by the German occupiers as a transit camp. Many Dutch Jews, Sinti, Roma,
As part of not only the French Armed Forces but also the Free French Forces under command by Charles de Gaulle, Edgard Tupët-Thomé played an active role in and outside of French from the beginning until the end of the Second World War.