THE NETHERLANDS: A Queen at Home

Town Crier Toon den Broeke sang out the news: Queen Wilhelmina, their venerable Landsmoeder ("Mother of the Land") was coming home to Holland. After her five long years of exile, the villagers of little Eede would be the first to welcome her. Even now her Majesty was driving up the highway from Belgium. The news sent Eede's villagers scurrying to their battle-scarred homes; nothing but the best wooden shoes, starched collars and embroidered waistcoats would do for such an occasion.

A few minutes after noon an Allied staff car, driven by Corporal Steve...

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