Christmas Eve in Holten Canadian War Cemetery

Our Canadian friend in Belgium, Steve Douglas of the British Grenadier Bookshop, the Maple Leaf Legacy Project, and Salient Tours, sent us these photos of Christmas Eve at Holten Canadian War Cemetery at Holten, the Netherlands.  Every year, children from the town gather to put a candle on every grave in the cemetery.  (Photos are ©2012 Steve Douglas).

Holten Canadian War Cemetery contains 1,393 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, the great majority of whom died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadians into northern Germany in April and the first days of May 1945.