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Dutch war zone region to launch its own ‘Normandy’

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EDE – War historians and local tourism promoters hope to turn the 1940 and 1944-5 battlefields around Rhenen (at the Grebbe defense line) and those centered in the municipalities of Ede, Renkum and Wageningen into a ‘Normandy of the Netherlands.’ Society Airborne Feelings also wants to offer tourists activities and tours on a year-round basis. The municipalities are still working on a plan to stimulate battlefield-tourism in the region. Airborne Feelings hopes that in the future tourists getting off airplanes will be able to find information on its ‘Normandy’ at Schiphol by searching Dutch tourism destination databases.