In the Museum of Military History in Brussels, was inaugurated to-day a new section dedicated to the Army of Holland.
General view of the two vitrines.
1st. vitrine, representing the Dutch Army in 1940.
General view of the Major-Doctor of the India Army, and of the Infantry Captain.
Closeup of these items.
In the middle of the same vitrines a portrait of Queen Wilhelmina in uniform of Captain of the Grenadiers in 1940.
Infantry soldier in campaign uniform 1940
Infantry soldier in ceremony uniform 1940.
2nd vitrine, the Dutch Army as it is to-day.
In back of the vitrine the insignas of the ranks and of the specialties of the Army.
Marine in combat uniform.
Soldier of the Air Troops.
Grenadier in combat uniform.
Arrival of the personalities.
Speech of Colonel van der Tuuk.
View of the personalities.
General view of the ceremony.
Speech of Mr. Leconte, conservator of the museum.
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Background: In the Museum of Military History in Brussels, was inaugurated to-day a new section dedicated to the Army of Holland. It is Colonel van der Tuuk, Dutch Military attache who officially turned over the new vitrines to the Head Conservator of the museum, Mr. Loconte.
Different personalities were present at the inaugurational ceremony and among them we recognized General Maton, honorary "aide de camp" of King Baudouin, and Lieutenant Colonel Mackay (Hoof Bureau Ceremonieel van de Generale Staf of the Ducth Army.
The two vitrines which were inaugurated to-day, give an idea of the Dutch army, back in 1940 and the Dutch army as it is to-day. In his speech, Colonel van der Tunk gave the two vitrines to the museum, in name of the Dutch Minister of Defense.