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Nijmegen in World War II

In the first years of World War II, about 400 people in Nijmegen died.

On February 22, 1944, American planes bombed Nijmegen, and about 800 died.

From September 1944 to May 1945, Nijmegen was on the frontline of World War II. This was, no doubt, for the same reason that it was on the northern border of the Roman empire — its location upon the southern bank of the great rivers.

During its time as the "frontstad," or frontline city, about 700 Nijmegenaars died.


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