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National Field of Honour Loenen

Information of the Oorlogsgravenstichting:
In 1947 the Dutch government decided that the bodies of Dutchmen killed in Germany would be brought back to The Netherlands. In 1948 the Oorlogsgravenstichting started construction of the National Field of Honour Loenen and on 18 October 1949 Princess Wilhelmina opened the Field of Honour. Today about 4000 Dutchman are buried here and this number is growing each year. Among the people buried here are military, resistance fighters, civilians and victims of forces labour in Germany. Since the 1980's the Field of Honour is not just a burial place for casualties of World War 2 but also of military and civilians killed during humanitarian missions and peace operations.

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