Think Like a Historian
The Liberation of the Netherlands in Photographs: Marshall Chow
The Think Like a Historian: The Liberation of the Netherlands series highlights Canada’s role in the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945. Through primary source analysis, we will discover diverse perspectives on the liberation.
Marshall Chow was a Chinese-Canadian signalman and wireless radio operator who served in the Canadian Army. He was stationed in the Netherlands after the liberation. He was one of about 600 Chinese Canadians who served in the Second World War. Through the analysis of his photographs, learn how Chow’s experience fits into the bigger story of the liberation of the Netherlands, and how it compares with other experiences from the same time.