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Christiaan Boers

Christianus Franciscus Johannes Boers (24 October 1889 – 3 May 1942) was a captain in the Royal Netherlands Army during World War II who scored one of the few Allied victories during the German invasion of the Netherlands, by rallying his men in holding off and pushing back the German attackers during the Battle of the Afsluitdijk, fought from 12 to 14 May 1940.

After the capitulation of Dutch forces on 15 May, Boers joined the Dutch resistance and the Ordedienst, an illegal organization set up to preserve order once the Germans were defeated and had been driven from the country. The organization was led almost entirely by ex-army officers, but had been infiltrated by a German informant. Subsequently, Boers and other members were arrested over the spring and summer of 1941. After a mass trial, Boers was executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp in 1942.

Boers is often described as a "professional officer" and a "natural leader" by modern Dutch historiography, being one of only a few successful Dutch military commanders during the German invasion. Boers was posthumously awarded the Bronze Cross on 9 May 1946, for his actions as commander of Fort Kornwerderzand. Close to the Fort, a monument was dedicated to Boers' memory. In June 2005, the Kornwerderzand viaduct was renamed the Captain Boers Viaduct, the sign being unveiled by Boers' son and grandson.

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Some of their strengths

Christiaan Boers has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Patient, Responsible, Confident, Practical, Intense, and Passionate.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Christiaan Boers is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who is known for being diligent and strong.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Christiaan Boers well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Christiaan Boers as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Inquisitive and Progressive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Christiaan Boers is someone who is an eternal student who is always interested in learning new things, and who has a desire to shake things up and change things.

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Christiaan Boers tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Christiaan Boers's challenges

While Christiaan Boers has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Christiaan Boers can be Stubborn, Complicated, Brusque, Hypocritical, Self-centered, Possessive, and Unemotional.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Christiaan Boers's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Possessive and Stubborn

Christiaan Boers is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Christiaan Boers also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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