It happend April 18th 1945 in Achterveld Holland.

Ed: We recently received the following:

Dear sir, Concerns the text of Colonel Sydney Frost PPCLI.

‘To commemorate the regiment’s heroic actions in this regard, in 2000 the citizens of Achterveld erected a plaque in honour of the PPCLI’.

I can e-mail you a photo of the plaque in honour if you want.


Wim van Nimwegen

I have a note of an eye witness:

18 april. Again was the night restless. The continued gunfire gives us sleepless hours. We were early on again and many went to the liberators; especially the young people can not restrain their desire, and go to Barneveld, which already was freed last night.‘We’re going to get them’ they say.

Some German patrols are been signaled in the afternoon. Still no Tommies or Canadians. Suddenly, the Canadians as long as expected in the village, surrounded the Church and the Park and took the Germans POW, which prepare their demolition work there.

Still just in time handles our liberators in order to prevent blowing up the church tower. As a film screening was their first action here. Everything went so quick in his work. We were obtained for scare, they were again left with their prisoners. Still very upset about the attack, would clean out the Achtervelders the dangerous explosives and fire lane hidden in the tower.