The province of North Brabant blends fascinating history and natural beauty. During WWII, this southern region of the Netherlands was reached by the Allies in September 1944 during Operation Market Garden. American paratroopers were dropped near Eindhoven, while ground forces pushed through the eastern part of North Brabant, thus leading to extreme suffering and devastation. During the fall of 1944, Canadian, British and Polish troops were fighting a week-long battle to gain access to the harbours of Antwerp, Belgium. This led to what is known as the Battle of the Scheldt. Nowadays, the province hides many historic sites just waiting to be explored, including captivating museums. The Camp Vught National Memorial was built on the site of a former SS camp, and War Museum Overloon is the largest war museum of the Netherlands and presents impressive, vivid displays of military vehicles. Museum Wings of Liberation focuses on the final liberation of Europe.
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