Saturday, January 12, 2008


A few days ago, Abe Lincoln asked how the town of Bergen Op Zoom fared during WWII. Being so close to the border with Belgium and the port of Antwerp, this area was involved in the Battle of the Scheldt. That campaign involved taking the Scheldt river between Antwerp and the North Sea, and the territory north to the Maas river (which holds the port of Rotterdam). There are two good sites here and here that explain the campaign.

Just outside of the town of Bergen Op Zoom are two war cemeteries, a Canadian Cemetery and a War Cemetery where soldiers from various British Commonwealth nations are interred. We'll show two more shots tomorrow.


b.c. said...

thanks for this post, it's always interesting to learn about a place and it's place in history

Dick said...

Interesting post, these photos are very nice in B&W.

Anonymous said...

I visited the War cemetary 2006 with my sister.Our Uncle Maurice Jack Waite is buried there.A beautiful peaceful place.