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Brussels celebrates 75th anniversary of Its Own WWII liberation

A parade of army vehicles flew through Brussels on Tuesday to commemorate the Belgian capital’s liberation in 1944.

The 75 vehicles — some contemporary, some from the Second World War — rode the Esplanade du Cinquantenaire and will be exhibited from the eponymous park before late on Wednesday.

American troops would be the first to put in Belgium on September 2, 1944, followed by the British who attained Brussels on September 3. It took only a week for the whole nation to be free from the Nazi regime.

The 75th anniversary of the nation’s liberation also coincides with the 80th anniversary of WWII’s outbreak after the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939.

Two days afterwards, George V, Britain’s monarch, announced the nation at war as a French ultimatum to German leader Adolf Hitler also died, prompting the nation to also declare itself at war.