Operation Manna comes to the Netherlands 🇳🇱

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Military Milestones
Operation Manna comes to the Netherlands

Operation Manna comes to the Netherlands

Story by Sharon Adams

Since 1940, Dutch citizens had lived frugally under the Nazi jackboot, but after D-Day in 1944, conditions got worse. The Germans flooded farmland, removed livestock and seized barges and trucks. Men were taken as forced labour to Germany. It was difficult to raise and transport food.

After September 1944, as the Allies began liberating the Netherlands, people living in enemy-occupied territory started to starve. The Germans, in retribution for a railway strike and the failed Operation Market Garden stopped food transportation for nearly two months, just as winter was arriving.

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Canada and the Liberation  of the Netherlands

Canada and the Liberation
of the Netherlands

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Following the Allied invasion of Normandy in the summer of 1944, the long-sought breakout finally started. Canada captured French ports along the English Channel, then focused on the Netherlands. Occupied by the Nazis since 1940, the Dutch were in dire straits. Food and supplies, stolen and hoarded by the Germans, were running out. German defences at the great port of Antwerp throttled critical Allied supply lines. Canada’s job was to open the waterway, then liberate the Dutch, town by town, village by village. The result was a deep and lasting friendship between nations.

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Front Lines
Under siege, businesses can take lessons from military in crisis

Under siege, businesses can take
lessons from military in crisis

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Agility is the ability to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances. Militaries rely on agility in times of crisis. Agility is always at the heart of long-term business success too, and businesses are learning this anew in the time of coronavirus.

Officer cadets attend military college to learn the fundamentals of leadership and fighting strategy; enlisted ranks train repetitively until the skills to execute are second nature. But the battlefield, like life, is anything but predictable.

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April 30, 1952

The diary of Anne Frank is published in English; in 2010,
a sapling from the tree that comforted her is planted in Montreal.

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