Military personnel from 32 countries take part in International Four Days’ Marches in Nijmegen
20 July 2012, 17.00 hrs
The start of the 96th edition of the International Four Days’ Marches on 17 July saw a total of almost 1,200 Dutch military personnel depart from a rainy Kamp Heumensoord. On top of that, there were almost 3,400 military personnel from 31 other countries joining the festive annual walking event. The entire contingent marched out through the camp gate early in the morning.
This year’s event was special one for the Canadians. Not only were they participating in the event for the 60th time, they also had 12 war wounded among their ranks. The Danish contingent also deserves an honourable mention. They had come walking all the way from Copenhagen to Heumensoord, a distance of more than 600 kilometres.
Military medics were also in full swing, albeit not taking part in the Marches but treating their colleagues’ blisters