During the last six months of the war, the “liniecrossers” from Groep Albrecht utilized their knowledge of the waterways in and around the Biesbosch to cross the frontline between occupied and liberated Netherlands 374 times. In these perilous journeys, they transported government officials, allied pilots, and numerous fugitives to the free south, including British Brigadier General John Hackett. In the opposite direction, the “liniecrossers” conveyed secret agents, weapons, and substantial amounts of medicine to the hunger and oppression-stricken north.
In “Liniecrossers,” I tell the complete story: from the local histories of “liniecrossers” from Sliedrecht and Werkendam to the establishment and development of Groep Albrecht and the methods by which this national espionage organization used the Biesbosch as an illegal conduit between freedom and occupation.
I had the privilege of writing “Hove, a Village on the Threshold of the World” on behalf of the Belgian municipality of Hove. This captivating book invites readers to embark on a mesmerizing journey through the rich and impressive history of this centuries-old village. Delving deep into its past, the book uncovers the tales, traditions, and remarkable events that have shaped Hove into the vibrant community it is today.
On behalf of Kick Publishers, I contributed to the definitive work ‘Feyenoord de Grootste,’ the most extensive football book ever written in the Netherlands. Alongside vibrant biographies of football icons such as Ruud Gullit, Willem van Hanegem, and Jószef Kiprich, I enriched this book with longreads about the impact of World War I on Feyenoord football club and the remarkable life story of Harry Waites, Feyenoord’s first championship-winning coach.
In 2014, my master’s dissertation, titled ‘The European Cup Final 1914-1918 – The Mobilization and Militarization of Football in the Great War,’ was granted the ISSR award for being the best WW1-related dissertation in the Netherlands. Subsequently, it was published by Aspekt Publishers, the Netherlands.