Wuustwezel, Belgium - Liberation Ceremony

In October 1944, Wuustwezel was liberated by the British soldiers of the 49th West-Riding Infantry Division, popularly called The Polar Bears.

 

Ceremony in the presence of a British delegation, members and standard bearers of many associations. Red Hackle Pipe Band.

 

Tribute is also paid to the members of the resistance who were arrested in May 1944 and most of whom did not survive the concentration camps.  Among them also Jaak Vermeiren. Jaak Vermeiren died in concentration camp the day his village was liberated. He sacrificed himself for his brother. He is the one at the top right on the poster.

 

Wuustwezel Order Of Service
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