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CEMETERIES & MEMORIALS ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY Constructed near the site of the airborne landings at Arnhem, this now peaceful and beautiful cemetery is where many of the Commonwealth and Polish troops who died in the Battle of Arnhem were laid to rest after the war. The cemetery is extremely important to the local community and each year on the anniversary of the battle, local school children meet to lay flowers on the graves – a tradition that dates back to 1945. THE GROESBEEK MEMORIAL After the war great efforts were made to find and identify the fallen. However, the final resting places of many service personnel remain unknown. Built within CWGC Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, the Groesbeek Memorial commemorates more than 1,000 personnel who died in northwest Europe from the summer of 1944 until the end of the war who have no known grave. Over a third of the men commemorated here died during the ten day period of Operation ‘Market Garden’.