General C M Barber, Moergestel, Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TeamYakara
N 51° 32.743 E 005° 11.208
31U E 651631 N 5712780
Quick Description: Lieutenant General Sir Colin Muir Barber KBE, CB, DSO & Bar (27 June 1897 – 5 May 1964) was a senior British Army officer who fought in both World War I and World War II where he commanded the 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division during their actions across Northwest Europe, from August 1944 until Victory in Europe Day in May 1945.
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Date Posted: 1/17/2021 7:19:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM13NQ5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:
Moergestel was liberated on 25 october 1944 by the 15th Scottish Division. The statue is a reproduction of the Commander of the division, Gen.-Maj. Colin M. Barber, in his characteristic posture. General Barber was the tallest man in the British Army.

This memorial, unveiled in 1994, is situated near the Reusel river. The bridge across the river was blown by the retreating German Army. Trying to cross the river one allied tank got stuck. Only when a Scissor bridge was placed the division was able to move on.
Date of Dedication: 1/1/1994

Property Permission: Public

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
Moergestel, Noord Brabant Netherlands

Commemoration: Liberation

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