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The cellar Willemien and her family sheltered in beneath the remains of their confectionary shop in Oosterbeek near Arnhem.<br />
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Arnhem flowergirl finally honoured - Willemien was suprised to be presented with flowers and a certificate by Parachute Regiment veterans at the weekend.<br />
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A Dutch woman who has tended to the grave of a British paratrooper killed at the Battle of Arnhem for 75 years has been presented with flowers from his regiment as a token of their gratitude.<br />
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Every year Willemien Rieken, 84, lays flowers at Oosterbeek War Cemetery in memory of Trooper William Edmond who was shot by a German sniper after landing in Holland in World War Two.<br />
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She was surprised at his grave by a member of Tpr Edmond's 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the battle.