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Airborne Cemetery

Van Limburg Stirumweg, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Oosterbeek
Type: Cemeteries
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a well kept cemetery, a sobering reminder, of those gallent men who sacrificed their lives, for the freedom of Holland, during Operation MarketGarden.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A place of peaceful meditation all year round. A respectful and massive crowd each Airborne weekend. This year 7000 or more surrounded by trees towering over more than 1000 graves. The flypast and service was touching and graceful. The veterans were given proper respect by the adoring attendees.

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Neath, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A moving visit to those who perished attempting to liberate Arnheim; "a bridge to far". 1640+ British and commonwealth soldiers graves remembering those who perished on 'Pegasus Bridge' and freeing Arnheim. Really surreal visit; one aircrew buried together, 6 crew none over 24 years old! So much given. Another visit to realise what was given by so many young men... More

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A very somber but well maintained cemetery, honoring the Commonwealth troops that gave their all to free Europe.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

After visiting the Airborne museum in Oosterbeck, we walked to the Cemetery. There is about 1800 young men buried in the cemetery. As we walked along the gravestones, all of which had flowers on, courtesy of the local schoolchildren, I found it very emotive to see that a lot of the graves were unknown soldiers and of the named graves,... More

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Thaxted
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek is a little off the beaten track and is not particularly well signposted. However, the drive or the walk from the centre of Oosterbeek is well worth the effort. In typical CWGC fashion, the setting is superb and the cemetery is beautifully maintained. We visited just after the ceremony for the 70th anniversary Market Garden... More

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Meath, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We went to the cemetery having visited the museum - it seemed like a natural progression.- and found it quite a moving time not least because of the many wreaths and flowers on the graves which had been recently placed there as part of the 70th anniversary of operation "Market Garden" - sad to see the headstones of so many... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Worth the walk to see the numbers of solders that lost their lives and how honorable the memorial is. Canadian American,British, and Dutch solders all fought together to defend the Netherlands.

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Worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A beautiful location. Packed full of history and every tomb holds a tragic and string story. Amongst the many famous name that lie at peace look out for the Gronert brothers, twins, both killed at the same location on the same day.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

it hits home seeing the row upon row of the military headstones. the ages of these men that fought and died in this battle. the gronert twins Claude and Thomas are buried next to each other as they died together on the same day aged just 21

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