Nederweert at the front
The theme of the route is Nederweert - two months at the front.
Operation Market Garden provided a narrow strip of liberated territory in the east of Noord-Brabant and the far west of Midden-Limburg in the second half of September 1944. Weert and most of Nederweert fell exactly in this strip. The German troops retreated behind the Wessem-Nederweert Canal and the Noordervaart canal. From here they shelled the Allies relentlessly and caused great damage with artillery fire.
Well-armed and skilfully led combat units allowed the Germans to regain the initiative and launch a counterattack in late October. By quickly moving troops from other parts of the front to the Limburg battlefield, the British brought the German advance to a halt. Nederweert was eventually completely liberated on 15 November.
You can start the route anywhere.
We assume you start the route at the Daatjeshoeve, the Vektor der Erinnerung and the Museum Luchtoorlog 1939-1945. At the museum, you will learn more about what happened at this location during World War II.
Along the way, you will pass several listening posts where you can listen to the stories that took place at this location during World War II. Download the Liberation Europe app for this.
The route runs along the following nodes: 8-6-4-41-40-42-10-50-82-80-51-6-8.
If you do NOT start the route at node 8, follow the route to node 8 at node 6, where you will also find the Vector of Remembrance and the museum. Then return to node 6 and continue the route to node 4.
An overview of the route can be found on our route planner under the download button.
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