liberation of the netherlands

Picture released on April 12, 1945 of Dutch civilians waving to the Canadian soldiers driving through a village of Netherlands, during the Second World War. (AFP/Getty Images)

When Canada liberated a nation from tyranny

J.L. Granatstein: ‘The Dutch remember. They teach their children about the war in their schools. On Christmas Eve every year the children of Holten go to the Canadian cemetery to light a candle on each grave to make the point that freedom had—and still has—a price.’