The road to Valkenswaard

On 13 september 2015 the book: “De weg naar Valkenswaard, en de mannen die erom vochten” was released. The book was written by Raimondo Bogaars, the secretary and amateur historian of our foundation Erfgoed 40-45, gemeenten Valkenswaard en Waalre.

In september an English and updated version of this book was published.

The book focusses on the battles from 10 September 1944 to 18 September 1944, from Lommel Belgium up to Aalst, the Netherlands. The main focus of the book is on the men who fought in these battles, and the casualties that fell. After years of research, many contacts were made with relatives of these casualties. By means of family archives many of these soldiers their stories have been told. Also interviews with the soldiers who survived these battles were used to make this book as complete as possible. In short: A book that zooms into these battles to the stories of the men who were there and made the liberation of Valkenswaard possible.

Interested? You can order this book (183 pages, 21 x 21 cm, full color and hardcover) for 15 euro excl. postage. Relatives of soldiers featured in the book can get a free copy. Please contact us.

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