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    LX75V - Luxembourg

    Radio Amateurs from Luxembourg will be active with special call LX75V from Luxembourg, celebrating liberation of Luxembourg in the Second World War.
    They will operate on HF Bands.
    QSL via LX1JH.
    Ads for direct QSL:
    JEAN-MARIE JUCHEMES, 28 rue du Bocksberg, Wasserbillig, 6614, Luxembourg.
    Information from qrz page:
    Luxembourg was liberated by Allied forces in September 1944.

    Allied tanks entered the capital city on 10 September 1944, where the Germans retreated without fighting. The Allied advance triggered the resistance to rise up: at Vianden, members of the Luxembourgish resistance fought a much larger German force at the Battle of Vianden Castle.

    In mid December, the Germans launched the "Ardennes Offensive" in Luxembourg and the Belgian Ardennes. Though the city of Luxembourg remained in Allied hands throughout, much of the north of the country was lost to German forces and had to be liberated again. Gustav Simon, the Nazi Gauleiter responsible for Moselland and Luxembourg, fled but was captured and imprisoned by the British Army. He committed suicide in an Allied prison.

    In Luxembourg too, collaborators were imprisoned and tried. Damian Kratzenberg, founder and leader of VdB, was one of those executed for his role. Two German V-3 cannon with a range of 40 km (25 mi) were used to bombard the city of Luxembourg from December 1944 until February 1945.

    LX75V Luxembourg
    73 Al 4L5A