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Leo Haak was just six years old when his home country of the Netherlands was liberated from Nazi German control at the end of the Second World War.
The 80-year-old Owen Sound resident’s daughter, Monica Brown, said those Canadian-led efforts 74 years ago to free the country following a brutal five-year occupation left a lasting impression on her father.
“He has always shown gratitude towards the Canadian soldiers that came over. It’s always meant a lot to him,” she said in a recent interview.
By: Denis Langlois
Photo: Denis Langlois
Owen Sound Sun Times