Friday 1 August 2008: Oosterbeek
Arnhem was the location of one of the biggest losses of allied forces in the second world war - some 2000 personnel were killed during or after September 1944.
Most of the poor souls are buried at the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, which we visited today. I can't believe any outcome of war is more significant than a field full of the dead bodies of twenty-somethings, which makes the whole idea seem pretty pointless in the first place. The worst thing is that, despite the memories these places are supposed to uphold, we seem to forget rather quickly.