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Old 03-10-18, 12:26
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Hello David,

Thanks for your input and apologies for my late response. You could well be right in this being the same vehicle. Zeist and Dordrecht are some 65 kms apart, Zeist was liberated on 7 May and Dordrecht on 8 May.

To be sure I'd have to look into the routes the Allied units followed to liberate the Western part of Holland. This was done after the German Army surrendered, so it was more a case of driving into territory occupied by an army which had laid down its weapons to reinstate Dutch government control. That said, there were skirmishes with German troops who did not want to surrender and both soldiers and civilians were killed in these engagements.

I have found a better photo of the Chevrolet woody at Dordrecht:

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Last edited by Hanno Spoelstra; 03-10-18 at 15:34. Reason: added dates
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