Heelsum

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Heelsum
Location of Heelsum
Coordinates: 51°58′56″N 5°45′9″E / 51.98222°N 5.75250°E / 51.98222; 5.75250
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Renkum
Population (1 november 2004) 3,800

Heelsum is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is located in the municipality of Renkum, west of Arnhem.[1]

Map showing the landingzone just north of Heelsum

Part of the Battle of Arnhem was fought in and around Heelsum. The initial British landings were carried out just north of the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.

Coordinates: 51°58′55.58″N 5°45′18.54″E / 51.9821056°N 5.7551500°E / 51.9821056; 5.7551500