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Through hundreds of personal photographs and about 250 stories, including fifty exclusive new stories, The Faces of Margraten: They will remain forever young gives the soldiers a face again. The stories lead us through the history of World War II and the liberation of the Netherlands, while they simultaneously show us how the Dutch people have never forgotten them. Each photo and each story is a tribute to one of the more than 10,000 Americans buried and memorialized as missing in Margraten. Concluding with a list of all their names, this commemorative book is a lasting monument in print to them all that deserves a place on anyone’s coffee table.

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A remarkable tribute to the thousands of US soldiers who died liberating Europe in WWII and were interred in the Netherlands American Cemetery in the village of Margraten

In the rolling hills of the Limburg Province, near the village of Margraten, they slowly loom up, row after row: thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David. They mark the final resting place of American soldiers who died fighting to liberate the Netherlands during World War II. While the headstones provide the names and ages of those lost, they cannot tell us who these soldiers were, what their lives were like, or who they left behind. Nor can the peace and quiet at the only American military cemetery in the Netherlands reflect the harrowing experience and violent final moments of the men and women who forever rest here.

Through hundreds of personal photographs and more than 250 stories, The Faces of Margraten gives these soldiers faces and voices again, telling not only the history of World War II and the ending of the German occupation of the Netherlands, but also revealing how and why the Dutch people have never forgotten their liberators. Concluding with a list of all the soldiers’ names, this commemorative book stands as a testament to the service and sacrifice of the more than 10,000 Americans buried or memorialized as missing in Margraten.

First published in Dutch in 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands, the book quickly sold out twice. This edition not only brings the stories of service, sacrifice, and remembrance home, but also incudes over 50 additional stories and even more photographs.

About

The Fields of Honor Foundation remembers American soldiers who have lost their lives in World War II and who are either buried or memorialized as missing in Europe. The Netherlands-based nonprofit has compiled a database of more than 34,000 Americans who have been either buried in or listed at the Walls of the Missing at the overseas American War Cemeteries in Ardennes, Epinal, Henri-Chapelle, Lorraine, Luxembourg, and Margraten. By drawing on the extensive archive that the foundation’s volunteers have established, as well as by conducting additional research, including a range of outreach to American families and organizations, Jori Videc, Sebastiaan Vonk, and Arie-Jan van Hees compiled the touching stories of the soldiers remembered in The Faces of Margraten. The book has been published by Amsterdam University Press.

Shipping

Due to Customs regulations and high shipping costs, our foundation will only ship the book to The Netherlands and neighboring countries. However, the book is also available through other outlets like the publisher’s website and Amazon.

Questions

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@degezichtenvanmargraten.nl.

Extra informatie
Gewicht 1.9 kg
Afmetingen 30.6 × 24.3 × 3.2 cm
Pages

368

Cover

Hardcover

Publisher

Amsterdam University Press

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