Overloon War Museum

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Coordinates: 51°34′14″N 5°57′25″E / 51.57056°N 5.95694°E / 51.57056; 5.95694

A German Panther tank, a veteran of the battle of Overloon, on exhibition

The National War and Resistance Museum of the Netherlands (Dutch: Nationaal Oorlogs- en Verzetsmuseum) is located at Overloon, municipality Boxmeer.

The museum was opened on May 25th, 1946 making it one of the oldest museums in Europe dedicated to the Second World War. The museum is located on the site of the Battle of Overloon, a World War II tank and infantry battle between Allied and German forces that occurred in September and October 1944, in the aftermath of Operation Market Garden.

Set in 14 hectares of woodland, it is one of two museums in an area now designated as Liberty Park. A feature of the museum is the large number of military vehicles and equipment on display, both German and Allied. For years these have been kept in the open air, but have recently been moved indoors in order to help preserve them. Many of the exhibited vehicles took part in the Battle of Overloon. In 2006 the collection was expanded with a large number of vehicles from a private collection.

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