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A city of eastern Netherlands on the lower Rhine River east-southeast of Utrecht. In World War II British airborne troops suffered a major defeat here in September 1944.
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(Placename) a city in the E Netherlands, capital of Gelderland province, on the Rhine: site of a World War II battle. Pop: 142 000 (2003 est)
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(ˈɑrn hɛm, ˈɑr nəm)

a city in the central Netherlands, on the Rhine River: World War II battle 1944. 128,717.
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Noun1.Arnhem - a city in the central Netherlands on the lower Rhine RiverArnhem - a city in the central Netherlands on the lower Rhine River; site of a battle in 1944 during World War II
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
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On Sunday September 17,1944, Birkenhead-born Bill, then 25, was the first British paratrooper to set foot on Arnhem Bridge in Holland during the vital World War II battle.
Brian Price Billington, the medical officer of the Nutrition Unit on the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, died in Sydney on 6 August 2004.
More than 1,000 children yesterday joined in a moving and powerful tribute to the fallen heroes of the epic Battle of Arnhem.
PRINCE Charles and Jack McConnell yesterday joined an emotional ceremony to remember the soldiers who fell at the Battle of Arnhem. More than 1000 children laid flowers at the British Military Cemetery in the Netherlands to mark the 60th anniversary of the 'bridge too far' battle.
GUS Woods was 22 years old when he glided into Holland to recapture Arnhem Bridge in 1944.
TWELVE veterans of the Battle of Arnhem, aged in their seventies and eighties, parachuted into Ginkels Heide yesterday to mark the 55th anniversary of the Second World War battle.
TWELVE Arnhem veterans in their seventies and eighties parachuted into the Dutch town yesterday to mark the 55th anniversary of the Second World War battle.
KEMA in Arnhem, recorded radon emissions that continued for at least 8 years after a concrete was poured.
They were guests of Malburgen and won the Arnhem tournament with seven wins without conceding a goal.
A PIPER played a regimental anthemas Coventry said a final farewell to one of its last surviving Arnhem veterans.
Colour Sergeant Paul Johnston, of the 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, was one of 1,000 soldiers who parachuted into Arnhem, Holland, to mark 65 years since the start of the battle of Arnhem.