mei 1945: Evacuees at De Valouwe
On 10 May 1940, German troops invaded the Netherlands. Despite the resistance put up by Dutch hussars to the east of Ede, the town fell into German hands in the evening of 10 May. In the following days, the Dutch army continued to fight fiercely at De Klomp and on the Grebbe Line. Artillery bombardments from the Grebbe Line aimed at the German troops caused considerable damage in Ede and Lunteren.