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Address: Van Limburg Stirumweg, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands

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Very Moving and worth a visit

We visited the cemetery for the 72nd anniversary of 'Market Garden' Everything is well maintained and it was a vey moving ceremony. If you are in the area you should visit.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the cemetery for the 72nd anniversary of 'Market Garden' Everything is well maintained and it was a vey moving ceremony. If you are in the area you should visit.

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Baldock, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When visiting a cemetery such as this it is all to easy to look at the graves of the famous and those awarded medals of valour. But there are 1800 stories of bravery here and it's an amazing place to visit and see how young so many were who made such a huge sacrifice for our freedom. When I saw... More 

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Thank David M
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Open to the public, also private, one is advised not to disturb the peace at this place, 'respect' it?

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people of Osterbeek have a deep and long lasting appreciation of the sacrifices made by the Allied forces during the Second World War to liberate the Netherlands. The cemetery for the allied soldiers is very tidy and well laid out. Particularly poignant are the small tributes left by locals on the graves of the unknown soldiers, graves without a... More 

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Thank Steve T
St. George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cemetery was so emotional. Whole crews of planes were buried beside each other and there were so many. It was in a quiet location, one where you can easily reflect on the cost of war.

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Thank mdfw2gc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an impressive place. I used to come here every September when I was in primary school to lay flowers at the graves. It has made an impression on me as a kid and it still does after all these years!

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Thank Robin T
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husnabd's uncle lies here. He was a Para and KIA during Operation Market Garden. This cemetery is immaculate, very peaceful and certainly gives us a lot to be thankful for. If you visit in september try to take part in the service of thanks, a very moving experience to say the least!

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Thank jmpenny2016
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Airborne Cemetery has the graves of 1745 allied soldiers - mostly from England and Poland and a few here and there from Canada. Mixed in between all of these are the graves of unknown soldiers. These soldiers fought in a major battle in Arnhem near the end of WWII. Visit the Airborne Museum for the history of this battle.... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

I've visited here twice over the last couple of decades (my father in law was an Arnhem veteran who thankfully survived the battle). If you are in the area, please visit and spend some time here to reflect on the cost of freedom.

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Thank EricCheshire
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We are always moved by the memory of how so many young people died to bring peace. We make it a priority to visit military centuries whenever we are near them. This was a Commonwealth resting place magnificently set next to rolling cornfields.

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