The Dutch Liberation 2020 Canadian Society was incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia, Canada on August 31, 2018.

Recommended Books

Terrible Victory

Terrible Victory

By Mark Zuehlke

On September 4, 1944, Antwerp, Europe’s largest port, fell to the Second British Army and it seemed the war would soon be won. But Antwerp was of little value unless the West Scheldt Estuary linking it to the North Sea was also in Allied hands.

Order your copy>>>

On to Victory

The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23-May 5, 1945 by Mark Zuehlke

The eighth Canadian Battle Series volume shares the story of the tense final days of WWII, remembered in the Netherlands as “the sweetest of springs,” which saw the country’s liberation from German occupation.

Order your copy>>>

Teacher's Resources for Remembrance Day 2019 and May 2020

Veteran Affairs Canada

Veteran Affairs Canada

Preparing for a Social Studies lesson on the Second World War in Europe or more specifically the Netherlands? Veterans Affairs Canada has a plethora of fantastic information to help teachers with lesson plans and schools with specific videos and resources to prepare for their Remembrance Day Service.

The following links will give access to Veterans Affairs Canada website and provide detailed lesson plans for elementary and secondary schools. The information is focused on WWII in the Netherlands with teaching content, handouts for students, and videos.

Agriculture in The Classroom

BC Agriculture in The Classroom Foundation

For teachers planting tulips, BC Agriculture in the Classroom has prepared a teaching resource "Celebrating Liberation with a Promise". To access the educational resources click on this link:

News And Updates

Global Teenager Project – Echoes 2020

A teacher/student project seeking to link 75 Canadian Schools with 75 Schools in the Netherlands. British Columbia students from grade 7 to grade 12 may participate. The focus of the global initiative is for teachers and students from the Netherlands and across Canada to work together to research a unit of study that may impact learning about “Liberation 1945”.

Read More »
Liberation of The Netherlands

Historical Overview

by Albert vander Heide, 2010.  Canadian veterans earned lasting gratitude from the Dutch public, in the spring of 1945, welcoming them in an unprecedented outburst

Read More »
Scroll to Top