Plaque German Surrender

Back Dam 6, 4331 GJ Middelburg

Plaque on the front wall of town house Dam 6, commemorating the German surrender on this location on 6 November 1944.

Town houses Dam 6 and 8 housed the German headquarters. British major Johnson negotiated the surrender of the town inside with the uncompromising German general Daser. The plaque commemorates the German surrender on 6 November 1944 after their defeat at the battle of the Sloedam (battle of Walcheren Causeway).

Text on the plaque (in Dutch):

“Hier vond op 6 november 1944
de overgave plaats van de Duitse 
bezetters aan onze geallieerde
Vrienden”.

1944 1994

Text on the plaque (translated into English):

On 6 November 1944
the German occupier surrendered
to our friendly allies on this location.
1944 1994

The plaque commemorating the German surrender, in between town houses Dam 6 and 8

The plaque commemorating the German surrender, in between town houses Dam 6 and 8

Detail of the plaque

Detail of the plaque

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