Canadian Landing Monument Paulinapolder BiervlietBack Scheldedijk/Paviljoenweg, Biervliet
The ‘Landing Memorial’ in Biervliet (municipality of Terneuzen) consists of a yellow brickwork memorial wall, to which a bronze relief has been attached showing, for instance, a maple leaf and a tank. It is all placed on a pedestal of granite blocks. A bronze plaque has been built in at the front and rear of the pedestal.
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The landing memorial commemorates the landing of the battalion of the ninth brigade of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada at this spot on 9 October 1944. From the Paulina Polder and another landing point at Hoofdplaat the “Canadian liberation trail” ran towards Belgium.
The text on the rear of the memorial with a built-in stone reads:
In honour of the H.L.I. unit of Canada 9th Inf. Brigade October 1944