Luisterplek 216 - Weergaloze vernieling
This listening point is part of the Liberation Route. This is a remembrance route along the most important regions of the Allied advance during the Second World War. In September 1944, the Germans blew up all ships in the port of Maasbracht. At this listening point you will hear the story behind this event. During the Second World War, ships on the Maas were often under fire. Schippers took refuge with their families in the port of Maasbracht and in the vicinity of the port. They had no cargo to transport anyway and they were afraid of being fired. The Germans were afraid that these ships would fall into the hands of the Allies and on September 29 they called on all people to abandon their ships for the next day. When all ships were unmanned, they were blown up one by one, even the ships around Maastricht and on the Juliana Canal.
Limburg The Netherlands
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