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PART 10 OF 17

NIJMEGEN, HOLLAND

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Driving to National Bevrijdingsmuseum

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The museum was built to honor the Allied Forces who liberated
Holland during World War II.

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Beautiful railroad station -- before air war and bombardment
of Nijmegen on February 22, 1944

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Nijmegen was accidently bombed on February 22, 1944 by the Allies.  It turned out
they had mistaken Nijmegen for a German town.  Because the "all clear" had just
been given, the citizens of Nijmegen were emerging from of their air-raided shelters.
About 750 civilians were killed, including children.  Large parts of the city center
were destroyed.  The railroad station was also seriously damaged.

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Many of us were thrilled to see Model 15 TTY there.

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The white wedding outfits were made out of a parachute.

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Two American veterans (far right) from the audience were asked to
place a wreath to pay a tribute.  One of the guys cried which
influenced the audience to break into tears.

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LEISURE TIME IN THE AFTERNOON

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Ice cream tasting presentation

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Visit to the ship's kitchen

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COCKTAIL HOUR

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Finally, the ship left the city at 10:00 p.m.

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