Airborne Cemetery

Airborne Cemetery, Oosterbeek

Airborne Cemetery
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FedoraOnTour
Sidcup, UK136 contributions
The Common Wealth War Graves Commision have always done a great job. Here they lay with such great dignity. So many interesting stories to be told. at least one VC here.
Written June 4, 2022
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Tessa S
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Beautiful & moving - I would like to come back to spend more time here.

You really feel the loss of these young men, each gravestone with personal family quotes. Brave individuals lie together as brothers in arms.
Written October 3, 2021
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Moonbeam666
Huizen, The Netherlands425 contributions
It is a small cemetery, but leaves you feeling sad at the senseless deaths. Most of the soldiers were very young. The youngest 17 years. There were British, Canadians, Polish, Dutch buried there. Mostly airborne squadrons, pilots, gunners, navigators, etc. One grave was visited by grandchildren of a deceased airborne man aged 34 years, leaving behind his wife and young family. It stirs one to see that memories are still kept alive by the living but most probably lost in memories of their parents. Sad!
Written February 6, 2020
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TravelerFrog
Seattle, WA46 contributions
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This well-maintained cemetery is a respectful memorial to those who died during Operation Market Garden in 1944. Dutch children decorate the graves of the fallen, mostly from Great Britain and Poland. If you are near Arnhem, I recommend you visit this lovely place to pay your respects to those who fought for freedom during one of the world's darkest times.
Written May 22, 2013
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Michael R
Warlingham, UK345 contributions
Following a visit to the landing zones,the Hartenstein museum and the Bridge then no visit can finish without paying one's respects at this cemetery which like all Commonwealth War Graves sites is extremely well kept.

Don't forget to visit the RAF crew buried in the civilian cemetery opposite along with the jewish surgeon who performed heroic deeds at the St Elizabeth hospital during the fighting, Captain Lipmann Kessel MBE MC.

Just a short walk away is the Airborne Dispatchers Memorial.
Written January 14, 2008
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TheAviator0765
Ripon, UK397 contributions
Like all Commonwealth War Grave Commission sites, this one is beautifully kept in peaceful settings that contrast so markedly with Oosterbeek in September 1944. I recommend you visit the Airborne Museum in the Hartenstein Hotel first if you are unfamiliar with what happened here during the Second World War (previously reviewed) and then visit the cemetery.. Only then will the immaculate rows of headstones truly place into context the courage, chaos and desperation that epitomise this particular battle.
Written April 22, 2018
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UkOma
UK221 contributions
The Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery is the last resting place of more than 1,500 men, most of whom were killed during the fateful Battle of Arnhem in 1944. Operation Market Garden was an attempt by the allies to enter the Ruhr, Germany's industrial heartland. This required the seizing of several bridges to allow troops to cross rapidly through the Netherlands into Germany. Sadly, the bridge at Arnhem proved 'a bridge too far' for the ill fated British 1st Airborne Division, due to the presence of crack Panzer troops. Nine days fierce fighting left around 2,000 Allied Soldiers dead or dying, plus 1,300 German troops as well as hundreds of Dutch civilians killed. This Cemetery and the nearby Airborne Museum are moving and sober reminders of the terible losses sustained by an earlier generation. To this day bodies of soldiers are found in surrounding fields, buried hastily where they fell.
Written February 29, 2012
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katravel2005
Evanston, IL6 contributions
This attraction is not located in Arnhem, but rather in Oosterbeek. Oosterbeek is a five minute train ride west of Arnhem, though trains are infrequent. Along with the other reviewer, I visited the cemetary along with the Airborne Musuem at the Hartenstein hotel in Oosterbeek and the Battle of Arnhem Information Center under the bridge in Arnhem. The cemetery is a must-visit when visiting the other attractions. It contains the graves of mostly British, Polish, and Canadian soldiers. The cemetery can be reached by a short walk east of the Oosterbeek train station (on the north side of the train tracks).
Written May 22, 2011
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welpke
Brussels, Belgium215 contributions
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When you know the story behind it, it's very moving. It's nice for a little stroll. It's not that big but reading all those young ages and names is very emotional.
Written December 30, 2012
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Kenny W
Otterlo6 contributions
The Airborne Cemetery is somber yet so beautiful. I have visited the cemetery 3 times since 2010 in 3 different seasons and is always a nice place to visit, as far as cemeteries go. I recently went to the Airborne Memorial Service there, it was a very moving experience.
I recommend a visit here in the winter when it's snowing.
Written September 29, 2012
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