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The John Frost Bridge over the Rhine in Arnhem

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The John Frost bridge connects the northern part of the city of Arnhem with the southern part. During WW-II the bridge was destroyed shortly after the infamous Battle of Arnhem and is named after Major-General John Dutton Frost (1912–1993), who commanded the British forces that reached and defended the bridge during the battle in September, 1944. The movie A Bridge Too Far is about this battle.

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A: John Frost bridge

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, less than 10 meters away

John Frost bridge

B: Below the John Frost

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 340 meters away

Below the John Frost

D: Living Statues 2013 Arnhem: BEET

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 390 meters away

Living Statues 2013 Arnhem: BEET

Living Statues 2013 Arnhem: BEET

E: Koning Willem-Alexander en Koningin Maxima bezoek aan Arnhem

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 420 meters away

Koning Willem-Alexander en Koningin Maxima bezoek aan Arnhem

F: King and Queen of the Netherlands with Theo Janssen and Jordania

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 430 meters away

King and Queen of the Netherlands with Theo Janssen and Jordania

G: City center Arnhem

by Coos Dam, 430 meters away

The palace of justice in the center of Arnhem

City center Arnhem

H: Berenkuil Arnhem 3

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 450 meters away

Berenkuil Arnhem

Berenkuil Arnhem 3

I: Berenkuil Arnhem

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 450 meters away

Berenkuil Arnhem

Berenkuil Arnhem

J: Berenkuil Arnhem 4

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 470 meters away

Berenkuil Arnhem

Berenkuil Arnhem 4

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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