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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 September, 2004, 14:20 GMT 15:20 UK
In pictures: Arnhem commemoration
Prince Charles lays a wreath
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On Sunday, Prince Charles laid a wreath during a commemoration service at the Oosterbeek War Cemetery in the Netherlands, where 1,754 allied troops are buried
Prince Charles talks to a veteran paratrooper
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He had an opportunity to chat with a few of the 5,000 WWII veterans who attended the ceremony with their families
Girl in Polish costume
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Children in their national costumes lay flowers on the graves during the ceremony
Prince Charles and Beatrix of the Netherlands
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The Prince of Wales sat next to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands at the closing service of the week-long celebrations
Local schoolchildren with bunches of flowers
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Schoolchildren taking part in the commemoration were asked to whisper the names on the graves to make the memories of the dead live on
Veteran lands safely
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On Saturday, some veterans jumped solo out of a Norman Islander from a height of around 3,500ft
World War Two veteran in mid-jump
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They floated down on to Ginkel Heath, near Arnhem, scene of the famous "Bridge Too Far" battle
Ray Sherriff, a blind veteran, lies on top of his co-jumper after a tandem jump
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Ray Sherriff, 84, a veteran who was blinded and captured in Arnhem, makes a safe landing after a tandem jump
Operation Market Garden veteran Arthur Winstanley, from the Wirral, Merseyside, and a Dutch youngster
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After the jump veteran Arthur Winstanley met Dutch youngsters who consider them heroes
People applaud the veterans as they leave after their jumps
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A crowd applauded as the veterans left in a truck



SEE ALSO:
Veterans jump to remember Arnhem
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Jumping back to Arnhem
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