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(Nederlands) Herdenking in Oosterbeek met Chelsea Pensioneers. 2 Oktober 2013

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Remembrance Service “Ooster begraafplaats” Enschede september 21st 2012

We supported this year’s Remembrance Service at the Oosterbegraafplaats in Enschede. This service is an initiative of the Prinseschool. The children get a historical background during history lessons.

The trigger for this service, is in the contacts that the school has to the Airborne museum in Oosterbeek, and the fact that victims of the “Brummen Drama” (P.O.W.’s that were shot in that village), were transported to Enschede in a cover-up.
On the  site of André van Aarsen, (who took the pictures), you’ll find a Dutch text as well about this tragic event, and here some more background information in English.

Apart from these victims, this small War Cemetary section contains the graves of members of the allied airforces, as well as casualties from the 1945 liberation of Twente.