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Arnhem

(är`nəm), Ger. Arnheim, city (1994 pop. 133,670), capital of Gelderland prov., E Netherlands, a port on the Lower Rhine. It is an industrial, transportation, and tourist center. Textiles, electrical equipment, metal goods, and ships are manufactured. First mentioned in the 9th cent., Arnhem was long the residence of the dukes of Gelderland. During World War II British airborne troops suffered (Sept., 1944) a serious defeat there (see also EindhovenEindhoven
, city (1994 pop. 196,130), North Brabant prov., S Netherlands, on the Dommel River. It is an industrial center and rail junction. Chartered in 1232, Eindhoven was a small town until the founding (1891) of the Philips Electrical Company; then the city rapidly expanded.
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 and NijmegenNijmegen
, city (1994 pop. 147,018), Gelderland prov., E Netherlands, on the Waal River, near the German border. It is a rail and water transportation point and an industrial center. Its manufactures include metal products, paper, clothing, and soap.
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). Nearby Arnhem is the renowned Kröller-Müller museum of modern art.

Arnhem

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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The Country Liberals Government is taking an active role helping Gove and East Arnhem communities embrace new opportunities in industries like tourism.
At Arnhem, allied commanders devised an ambitious plan under the codename Operation Market Garden to drop paratroopers into the Netherlands to capture key bridges to continue the rapid advance through France and Belgium towards Germany.
With many men from Merseyside having served in the Parachute Regiment, the Royal British Legion believes a commemoration should take place in the city, as well as at Arnhem, which is in the Netherlands.
In 1980 I had my first opportunity to visit western Arnhem Land and this was followed with very brief periods of fieldwork in the area between the East Alligator River and Maningrida in 1985-87, 1989 and 2008.
The people of Arnhem will never forget the sacrifices of British and Allied servicemen.
The return of the management of ARCADIS Nederland to Arnhem ensures that our historic ties with that city are maintained.
Yesterday, a dozen of the former soldiers left Cardiff Airport to travel to Arnhem to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the battle, which was part of Field Marshal Montgomery's 1944 Operation Market Garden.
Bill Fulton, who died yesterday aged 88, had parachuted into Holland and fought his way to Arnhem with his comrades in 2 Para.
Another 400 people, including technology and engineering and research center personnel, will also remain at the Arnhem site.
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 a ceremony to remember soldiers who fell at the Battle of Arnhem.