Sunday, July 03, 2011

Dutch woman solves mystery of slain Canadian WW2 soldier

In an out-of-the-way spot in an old Dutch cemetery, there's a place that is forever New Brunswick. Anyone visiting the Gorinchem cemetery from this province could pick it out immediately: a small New Brunswick flag is there, and, at the base of the white headstone, a painted rock from McLaren's Beach in Saint John.

Buried in the grave is the body of Harold Magnusson, a 22-year-old from Saint John who was killed in 1944 in the operation immortalized in book and film as A Bridge Too Far.

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