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In 1947, the Dutch Government decided to transfer to the Netherlands the remains of Dutch people who had been killed in Germany. These war victims had been laid to rest in foreign soil, and many did not get a decent burial. To facilitate this decision, in 1948, the Netherlands War Graves Foundation made plans for a Field of Honour in Loenen (municipality of Apeldoorn). Loenen Field of Honour was inaugurated by HRH Princess Wilhelmina on 18 October 1949. There are now almost 4,000 Dutch buried in this war cemetery and reinterments still take place regularly.