In April/May 2020 the Dutch people and a civilian grass-roots organisation called Keep Them Rolling (KTR) will be re-enacting the Liberation of Holland by the Allies, specifically 1st Canadian Army.  A key portion to this is the Humanitarian Mission to save as many Dutch civilians as possible following the Hunger Winter of 1945 – Operation FAUST was the ground portion, and Op MANNA was the aerial delivery of foodstuff to the starving civilian population behind the Nazi German lines, traversing them in orderly, controlled, military convoys…

CFLA intent, is that in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Logistics Service, we will sponsor a Battlefield Tour to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, specifically commemorating the Humanitarian Aid mission performed by Canadians to save the starving Dutch population…it will be known as Op FAUST 2020.  Although details are still being worked, outline plan sees a 10 day Tour of NW Europe concentrating on Holland in late April and early May 2020.

Dutch civilians loading a Canadian-supplied truck with food, following agreement amongst Germans, Dutch and Allies about the distribution of food to the Dutch population. Near Wageningen, Netherlands, 3 May 1945.
Photo by Alexander M. Stirton. Department of National Defence / National Archives of Canada, PA-134417.

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Liberation – The Canadians in Europe

The Liberation of the Netherlands

Canada Remembers – The Liberation of the Netherlands

Liberation of the Netherlands and Capitulation of Germany

Liberation75 Commemorative Planting Campaign

Some YouTube Sites Operation FAUST, MANNA and CHOWHOUND, and Liberation Ceremonies


Canadian Army Newsreel No. 71

Operation FAUST – See 8:53 


Herdenking voedsel droppings Manna/Chowhound Nieuw Terbregge


Overwinning in Nederland

Found this interesting documentary film on internet. In the beginning British Army trucks under Operation Faust delivering food-rations. Would like to emphasize that the Dutch had almost no trucks and horses / carts of their own when Faust started. This documentary made by Royal Canadian Army clearly proves that……..


Bevrijdingsbeelden 1945


Canadian Army Newsreel, No. 73 (1945)

Ships deliver food 5:00, End of the War


History-April 27 1945: The crazy trio who helped a starving war-torn Holland


Remembrance Moments: Canada and the Liberation of the Netherlands


Netherlands during (tijdens) WW2 1940-45


Invasion Scenes of Holland (1945) 


Liberation of Holland


Liberation of the Netherlands

Left of the Line – Meppen and Arnhem 


Bevrijding Nederland Achterhoek in kleur / Liberation Route East Holland in full-color – April 1945


Liberation of Amsterdam (1945) 


Canadian Army Newsreel, No. 103 (1945)

Crossing the Rhine 


CBC – VE Day | Canadian Veterans Celebrated in The Netherlands


70th Anniversary of Liberation of Netherlands


The Netherlands, 5 May 2010


Liberation of Holland 70th Anniversary – Canada and The Netherlands keep the memories alive (Scroll down to the bottom for Youtube)


Give the Children Freedom

Next Meeting Documents

Keep Them Rolling – Operation FAUST 2020 Concept, 21 Aug 19

OP FAUST 2020 Action Plan and Log – 2019-05-08

Op FAUST 2020, Netherlands – Leadership, 6 August 2019

OPERATION FAUST Part 1, Keep Them Rolling Magazine

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