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PHOTOS: The evacuation of Arnhem in pictures

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Arnhem evacuees walk through the Jansstraat in the city center of Arnhem, on their way to an unknown destination. (Photo: P. J. de Booys / Gelders Archive.)

On Friday September 23, 1944, the German army command ordered that Arnhem be evacuated. The Germans assumed that the Allies would make a new attempt to conquer Arnhem. The 90,000 residents of the city were given until 8:00 PM Monday to leave the city. The population was informed of the evacuation order via stencils that…

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