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Old 05-05-21, 00:42
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Default Amsterdam Liberation Parade 2005

Film by Thomas Milo:

Welcome liberators!

Filmed in 2005, with many ww2 veterans applauded by an appreciative Dutch public, on the very same bridge over which the Nazi's had entered Amsterdam.

Some identified vehicles:
"Chevrolet C15TA Armoured Truck" "CMP Canadian Military Pattern" "Daimler Dingo" "Ford GP" "Willys MB" "White Armoured Car" "M5 Halftrack" "Ford Lynx armoured car" "Dodge Weapon Carrier" "Harley Davidson Liberator" "M29 Weasel" "Garand Infantry rifle" "Ford GPA amphibious Jeep" "GMC CCKW" "Berlagebrug Amsterdam" "Volkswagen Kübelwagen" "Austin 10 hp Light Utility" "Truck, 15-cwt, 4x2, GS Dodge T222-D15" "40mm Bofors antiaircraft gun" "M8 Greyhound armored car" "Fordson WOT2"”
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Old 06-05-21, 16:39
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Default Amsterdam Liberation Parade 2005


Thank you for posting the link. It was nice to find some familiar MLU faces there with 3 Canadian armoured vehicles from the Leegwater collection:

at 1:19 to 2:05 and again at 23:29 to 24:00

GM Fox: Stefan & Astrid Leegwater and Albert Spruijt

Ford Lynx: Dirk Leegwater with Canadian veteran E.F. (Jiggs) Borland from Bishop's Falls Newfoundland, who was with the 8th Recce Regt. 14 Cdn Hussars.

C15TA: Barry Churcher - who liked it so much he bought the truck.

and for C8A fans, also seen, a HUW at 24:56 and a HUP at 25:12.

1942 Willys MB Jeep 505 contract
1943 C8A HUP

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Old 06-05-21, 19:28
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Good memories there!
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Old 06-05-21, 21:54
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A lot of familiar faces and a lot of familiar vehicles! Great to see Stefan, Dirk and Barry.....but also Leo de Groot in his beautiful LAAT and Johan with his D15 and C60X.
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