The history of the Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek
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|The photograph is made at 7 may 1980. On this day Europe was 35 years liberated from the Nazi's. On the photograph can you see the queen of the Netherlands Beatrix, she was only six seven day's queen of the Netherlands.|
Canadian War Cemetery:
places had a viewpoint to Germany. This was a prerequiste.
making of the Canadian War Cemetery:
did the Canadian War Cemetery arise ?
the next pages you can read how the Canadian Cemetery in Groesbeek
arised. You can also read, that on the 4 th of Mai 1947 the cemetery
officialy was opened by the Dutch queen in those days, Queen Wilhelmina.
There is also the possibility, to see different pictures, who were made
during this emontional opening.
The above source is from the book Groesbeek 1945 - 1950 The village of destruction resurrected compiled by Mr. G. G. Driessen from the book
This pages can you only read in the Dutch version
GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY. Here lie buried mostly Canadians, who were killed in the fierce battles for the Rhineland in February and March 1945. The cemetery is unusual because many dead buried here were transferred from Germany. So this is one of the few times that bodies were brought across the border. Most victims were buried in the country and even city where she died. As far as can be determined, all Canadian soldiers (except one who is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany) who died in the Rhineland battles reburied here. General Crerar, commander of the Canadian Army in Europe, gave an order that no Canadian dead were buried in German soil. This was not only the army and killed staff air force and navy.
|On this cemetery lie 2617 deads bury:|
|254 acquaintances UK (3 Navy, 211 Army, 40 Air Force)|
|13 unknown people UK (10 Army, 3 Air Force)|
|2 acquaintances Australia (2 Air Force)|
|2332acquaintances Canada (2191 Army, 141 Air Force)|
|7 unknown people Canada (4 Army, 3 Air Force)|
|1 acquaintance New-Zeeland (1 Air Force)|
|1 acquaintance Rusland (1 Army)|
|1 acquaintance Netherlands (1 Army)|
|1 acquaintance Joegoslavie (1 Army)|
|2 acquaintances Poland (2 Army)|
|3 acquaintances Belgium (3 Army)|
Since this cemetery is still a so-called open cemetery, is possible the number in the course of years something have increased. Regularly still material rests of soldiers is found and here her bury.
Above text part comes of the Internet site Dutch war sepulchers