The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery and Memorial (French:Le Cimetière de Guerre Canadien Groesbeek) is located about three kilometres north of the village of Groesbeek, Netherlands. The cemetery contains 2,338 Canadian soldiers of World War II.
The cemetery is unique in that many of the dead were brought here from nearby Germany. It is one of the few cases where bodies were moved across international frontiers. It is believed that all fallen Canadian soldiers of the Rhineland battles, who were buried in German battlefields, were reinterred here (except for one who is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery). General H.D.G. Crerar, who commanded Canadian land forces in Europe, ordered that Canadian dead were not to be buried in German soil.
Thousands of Dutch children tend the graves of the soldiers buried here as they do throughout the Netherlands.
The cemetery also has a Cross of Sacrifice within it.
I’d like to kindly point out that the artists also has a tumblr.
Thank you! <3
Practicing digital painting without much lineart and royally sucking at it.
The Secret Tulips Exchange
This is a fanart and fanfic exchange for the Hetalia couple Netherlands/Canada, to commemorate May 5th, the anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, as well as the first day of the Canadian Tulip Festival. It’s like our version of a Secret Santa.
If you want to take part, follow this blog and send us an application form!
Application deadline: March 1st
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” After all, justice in this world is just a bunch of principles made by those with power to suit themselves. “
Random crossover that crossed my mind.
It was amusing and good practice.
The Shin-sen-gumi (‘newly selected corps’) were a special police force of the late shogunate period.
Essentially, the Shinsengumi was a police troop. Patrolling the streets of Kyoto and keeping the peace. They vowed to protect Kyoto with their swords.
The Shinsengumi members were originally also known as the Miburō, meaning “ronin of Mibu”, Mibu being the then-suburb of central Kyoto where they were stationed. However, the reputation of the Shinsengumi became tarnished quite early on, and their nickname soon changed to “Wolves of Mibu”. Shinsengumi could be translated as “Newly Selected Corps” (Shinsen means “new chosen (ones)”, while “gumi” translates as “group”, “team”, or “squad”.)
Their greatest enemies were the ronin samurai of the Mori clan of Chōshū (and later, former ally Shimazu clan of Satsuma, who supported the emperor.)
At its peak, the Shinsengumi had about 300 members. They were the first samurai group of the Tokugawa era to allow those from non-samurai classes like farmers and merchants to join. Previously, Japan had had a strict class hierarchy system. Many joined the group due to the desire to become samurai and be involved in political affairs. However, it is a misconception that most of the Shinsengumi members were from non-samurai classes. Out of 106 Shinsengumi members (among a total of 302 members at the time), there were 87 samurai, eight farmers, three merchants, three medical doctors, three priests, and two craftsmen. Quite a few leaders, such as Yamanami, Okita, Nagakura, and Harada, were born samurai.
Title: White Christmas
Pairing: FrUK (France x England)
Summary: Francis and Arthur spend their first Christmas together after the war.
This is my first Hetalia doujinshi! <3
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Doujin cover WIP.