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For the Dutch, the liberation of their occupied homeland by the Allies through 1944-45 proved the most anticipated time of WWII. To mark the 75th anniversary of that hectic and heroic time, acclaimed authors David O’Keefe and Ted Barris return to Festival Place for an evening of unique history storytelling. On November 12, one night only, two of Canada’s most recognized military historians pay a return visit to present vivid accounts of Canadians in Operation Market Garden, “Black Friday” at Woensdrecht, Groningen and the “Door-Knocker” campaign, Operation Manna to end of the “Hunger Winter,” and how the Canadians ensured German surrender on May 5, 1945. Be part of the VE Day celebration we never had during the pandemic. History Storytellers – the Liberation of the Netherlands in WWII, with Ted Barris and David O’Keefe, Friday, Nov. 12 at Festival Place. 

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