History of the world - 1939 Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 1945

This Airborne War Cemetery at Oosterbeek was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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Entrance to the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

1754 allied soldiers, sailors and airman who lost their lives during the period September 1944 to April 1945 as a result of hostilities in the Arnhem region, lie buried in this cemetery. They died in battle against the German occupiers in the liberation of the Netherlands. The majority were involved in the battle of Arnhem, a part of Operation Market Garden, in September 1944.

arnhem oosterbeek war cemetery

monument and cross of sacrifice

background: The Cross of Sacrifice

the cemetery register

the airdespatch monument Airdespatch Monument about 200 meter from the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. (background: the supply dropping point )

<< The register in the bronze box at the entrance gives the position of each grave. Apart from the register there is also an interesting guest book in the box.

This cemetery will forever be associated with the epic attempt by the British 1st Airborne Division of which the Polish Parachute Brigade was part, to seize the bridge across the Lower Rhine at Arnhem ahead of the main advance of the land forces. Most of the casualties suffered by the Division are buried here. A small number are in Jonkerbos War Cemetery at Nijmegen. The graves here are those of 1 sailor, 1.633 soldiers and 113 airmen of whom 1.625 are British, 33 Canadian, 4 Australian, 4 New Zealand, 2 Netherlands and 79 Polish. The War Cemetery for sure is part of the world's history.

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