- Van Limburg Stirumweg 28, 6861 WL Oosterbeek, Pays-Bas
This British war cemetery contains the graves of 1,754 Allied troops. Most of the soldiers who were killed during Operation Market Garden lie buried here. There are no Americans in this cemetery. Their remains were either repatriated, or were interred in the cemetery of the American Battle Monument Commission in Margraten.
In the cemetery stands a ‘Cross of Sacrifice’, bearing a bronze sword. This cross stands as symbol for all soldiers who died in the Netherlands during the Second World War. A ‘Stone of Remembrance’ also stands in the cemetery. The text on the stone reads: ‘THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE’.
The Dutch province of Gelderland became the scene of heavy fighting during WWII with Operation Market Garden and Operation Veritable. In September 1944, the Allies attempted to capture bridges over several rivers to ensure a swift advance towards Germany, but
Operation Market Garden
Operation Market Garden was one of the largest Allied operations of the Second World War. It aimed to secure the bridges over the rivers Maas (Meuse), Waal and Rhine in the Netherlands in order to outflank the heavy German defences of the Siegfried Line and to insure a swift advance towards Berlin.