Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery
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Steve D
Enschede, The Netherlands1,302 contributions
Very nice visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
We went here as we were leaving the area. Was really nice to visit and reflect on the selfless acts these soldiers gave for our freedom.
Written June 18, 2019
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Michael B
Port Orange, FL45 contributions
The people ahve not forgotten those who fought for them.
Apr 2019 • Friends
Each grave here is lovingly tended and decorated by a Dutch citizen in appreciation for the sacrifices of the Canadian soldiers. A grateful people show their gratitude still.
Written May 1, 2019
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Adrian B
Cheshire, UK71 contributions
It's sad, poignant, but uplifting at the same time, and it certainly stirs the soul.
Mar 2019 • Couples
My fiancee and I visited the CWGC cemetery last week, during a brief 'Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings' battlefields tour. It's predominantly a Canadian war cemetery, but there is also a very impressive enclosed wall memorial to the missing British, Canadian and other Allied soldiers who have no known grave. The whole cemetery is maintained immaculately, like the Reichswald and others, and is set at some height above the surrounding countryside, which means there are some peaceful and tranquil views to be seen. My father fought through this area, across the Reichswald forest and the Rhine, and ended the war with frostbite and a severe speech impediment. However, he was one of the lucky ones - 11 of his comrades from the Cameronian Lowlanders (15th Scottish Division) were recorded on the memorial to the missing. He just missed this trip, having passed away only recently. He would have been pleased with the care and attention given to his fallen comrades, and the number of visitors the cemetery receives. My partner is a Stoke girl, born and bred, who also knows the story of Jack Baskeyfield VC, from Burslem, and his epic stand (unto death) against an overwhelming enemy armoured assault. Jack's name was at the top of one column of the missing in the Groesbeek Memorial. - It was nice to see that his name and sacrifice, like many others, is still remembered and cherished. The nearby National Liberation Museum is also a valuable and informative place to visit, and we ended our time in the area by visiting the clean and pretty town of Groesbeek. The cemetery, as a whole, is certainly worth a long and considered visit. It's sad, poignant, but uplifting at the same time, and it certainly stirs the soul.
Written April 4, 2019
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Peter M
Morinville, Canada714 contributions
Very quiet
Dec 2018 • Family
I was there by myself. Nobody else around so I had lots of time to think of those poor young men who gave so much for us. Very Surreal. Worth another visit.
Written December 20, 2018
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SLB1952
Calgary, Canada68 contributions
lovingly cared for
Oct 2018 • Couples
A Canadian War Graves Commission cemetery where over 2000 Canadian soldiers buried. Lovingly cared for. Met a worman who is trying to gather stories of the buried. A short distance from Nijmegen accessible by 2 buses from Central bus station.
Written November 26, 2018
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Kirstie H
12 contributions
War memorials
Nov 2017 • Couples
Although a very poignant place it is beautifully looked after place and really makes you think. I would recommend visiting this memorial.
Written October 2, 2018
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Dougmc65
Moray, UK62 contributions
Remembering
Aug 2018 • Solo
I find it difficult everytime i enter a cemetry why we as a human race just cant get the message. In my walk along major places on Hells Highway and Market Garden is what happens next. In this case after the failure to take all objectives the people of Holland really suffered via the winter starvation, so in war nobody comes out well. However those who picked up the weapons to fight i am honored to pay my respects
Written August 6, 2018
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Pompeyjones
Sunbury-On-Thames, UK402 contributions
A moving garden of peace
Jun 2018 • Solo
Visited here as part of a leger battlefield tour.
I have visited many a war cemetery and still get moved every time.
I allways like to go and say hello to the boys. I’m sure they appreciate people coming to see them.
And I would recommend when in the area just to pop in and say hello and remember the sacrifices these brave lads made.
There is also a memorial to the missing for the actions in the area and the battle of Arnhem/operation market garden.
As allways it is well kept by the fantastic people of the CWGC.
Written July 7, 2018
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,526 contributions
Deeply affecting
Jun 2018 • Friends
This Canadian war cemetery is tucked away southeast of Nijmegen, close to the Dutch-German border. It contains the remains of more than 2,300 Canadian servicemen, mostly from the infantry,who died fighting during World War II and is very well maintained. The scene of all those gravestones is deeply affecting. This is a “must-see” for Canadians, but others will also appreciate it.
Written June 27, 2018
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Stormy1984
304 contributions
Unlike in Canada
May 2018 • Friends
We were here on May 6 the day after Liberation Day.

All graves were well tended with plays, flowers and vocational Canadian flags.

Apparently each grave is adopted and tended by a family. And we were told that there was a waiting list for families wanting to adopt.

Much better treated than military graves in Canada.

We were also surprised by the 2 min silence on May 4. All service at our restaurant stopped. Servers simply stood at the side and all was followed by quiet music and the Netherlands national anthem. Can't verify it but we were told even cars pull over on the highways.
Written May 26, 2018
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