A souvenir of Holland

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    Wouter
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    A souvenir of Holland

    Post by Wouter on Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:15 pm

    Gentlemen, let's get this forum moving. Here are two of the more uncommon items from my collection.

    The first one is a small souvenir wooden shoe, brought from Holland to Canada by a member of the Winnipeg Rifles, Stanley Bewza. He was with HQ Company. It's really too bad that the H in Holland is damaged, but I think this is a neat little item nonetheless.

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    I also have a few banknotes he got from France, Holland and Germany, one of his black sergeant stripes and a picture of the man himself in Holland. I also have a large picture of the entire HQ company of the RWR taken in England in June 1943. I currently have it framed but still need to mount it on my wall.

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    Wouter

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    Re: A souvenir of Holland

    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:39 pm

    Very nice souvenir, I have seen some similar to yours in the past.

    I have a unique souvenir of Holland too. Looks like a wooden plate of sorts. I believe it says 'liberation'. It hangs above the door of my collection room.

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    Re: A souvenir of Holland

    Post by Wouter on Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:07 am

    Hi Dale, Liberation is indeed what it says. Funny how the fellow who made it painted the Soviet hammer and sickle upside down!

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