September 1944: Innocent civilian victims on the Eikenlaan

On Sunday, 17 September 1944, the Allies bombed the various barracks in Ede – and many bombs hit Ede itself. In the afternoon, the Germans in the barracks observed the airborne landings at Renkum and Wolfheze, after which German reinforcements from Amersfoort arrived in Ede. During the evening and night, heavy fighting broke out between the Germans and the British airborne troops who were now gathered at Ginkel Heath.

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