Units of the Dutch Brigade moving up to the attack, 1944
Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North West Europe (1939-1945), 1944.
The Prinses Irene Brigade, formed in February 1941, landed in Normandy on 6 August 1944. Its personnel included soldiers who had escaped from the Netherlands in 1940 and Dutchmen from Canada, the United States, the Middle East, South America and South Africa. It fought in France and Holland with the 1st Canadian Army and the British 2nd Army.
From an album containing 222 photographs and captions compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1944-1945.
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