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Polish Cross Axel

(Netherlands, the - Zeeland - Axel (Terneuzen))

The Polish Cross is surrounded by a wall with a small fence.
The base of the cross contains text that is almost unreadable.
On the surrounding walls are plaques placed with the same, but readable text.

Left of the hash reads the text on the plaque:
Wtym miejscu
Dnia 17 wrzesnia 1944 roku
Podczas forsowania kanat
Axel Hulst 25 zotnierzy
10 putku dragonow polegto
na polu chwaty niosac
wolnosc Hollandji
w drodze do Polski

The September 17, 1944
Died at this place
When the heroic death
Force of the channel
Axel - Hulst 25 Polish
Soldiers of the 10th
Regiment dragonders
Giving the freedom
Of Holland on their
Return to Poland

Right from fence the plaque reads the text:
At the memory of
Count d`Ursel Hubert
Interpreter 10th Regiment Dragonders
Born: 22-01-1922
Watermael Boitsfort Belgium
Killed near the channel
Axel - Hulst on 17-09-1944

The monument was designed by Polish soldiers and unveiled on September 19, 1945.


  • Text: Mia van den Berg
  • Photos: Mia van den Berg

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4571 RH Axel (Terneuzen)
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