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The bridge at Deventer was used for the 'Bridge too Far' movie.
Sir Philip Sidney died battling the Spanish at Zutphen in 1586.
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World War II ordinance
There's a yearly march commemorating the 'Airborne.'
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On or near Ginkel Heath ('De Ginkelse Hei'), where the gliders and paratroops bound for the Arnhem Bridge landed in 1944
Picture by Niels Melman © 2007.
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The 1944 landings for Arnhem bridge were at Ginkel Heath ('De Ginkelse Hei.')
'Hartenstein' Hotel in Oosterbeek was the Allied Division Headquarters.
In May 1940, the Dutch Army made a stand at the Grebbeberg.
In May 1945, the German Army in Holland formally surrendered at Hotel 'De Wereld' in Wageningen.
De Slag om Arnhem 2 The Battle for Arnhem
The wooded area North of a line between Arnhem and Wageningen is called the 'Veluwe,' the area between the rivers Rhine, Waal and Maas West of a line between Arnhem and Nijmegen is called the 'Betuwe.' The 'Betuwe' was the heartland of the Germanic tribe of the Batavians, who settled there about 2300 years ago. 'Betuwe' probably means 'good soil,' and 'Veluwe' is probably 'poor soil.'
Hotel 'De Wereld'
More Maps of Holland (with names spoken)
More Dutch Names from Books
See also: Dutch Words for The Military
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Maps drawn by Marco Schuffelen, after
Bos Wereldatlas (1964),
ANWB Fietskaarten (1978-1991),
Bos Atlas voor de Volksschool (1923), en
Ten Have, Volledige School-Atlas (1920).
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