Blood creek (Loo creek)
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Blood creek (Loo creek) - Venray

N 51.55076 / E 5.966543

At the end of the Second World War, the Allies gained more and more ground in Limburg. After the intense Battle of Overloon, the British wanted to push the Germans further away and had to move on to Venray. To get from Overloon to Venray, they had to cross the local creek with tanks. This creek is the Loo creek and was at that time 6 meters wide due to the persistent rain. October 18, 1944, the Allies crossed the creek, but fate struck. The creek was filled with mines by the German enemy, and hundreds of British lost their lives or were severely wounded. The creek literally colored red because of all the blood, and since then, the Loo creek is also called the Blood Creek. Next to the creek, you'll find the Norfolk memorial monument in memory of the deceased.

Source image: https://www.ivn.nl/afdeling/geysteren-venray.

Blood creek (Loo creek)

Blood creek (Loo creek)
Loobeek
5804 BJ Venray

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E: gemeente@venray.nl

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