Battle of Arnhem 75th Anniversary

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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Prince of Wales attended commemorations in The Netherlands marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem on the 21st of September. Starting at a commemorative service at Ginkel Heath near Ede, utilised as a landing zone by the Allied Forces during the 1944 Battle of Arnhem, and then laying a wreath at the Airborne monument on the Heide, the Prince and Princess then attended a series of further commemorative events, recognising the contributions of those involved in Operation Market Garden, the codename for the events that took place in Arnhem in 1944. The Prince of Wales also visited the St. Eusebius Church, which was heavily damaged during the Battle. In September 1944, more than 35,000 British, American and Polish airborne troops landed behind enemy lines in Arnhem by parachute and glider, launching Operation Market Garden, which is considered the largest airborne operation in history. The various Royal Families have and will be attending a series of events connected with the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Europe.

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