I watched over a WWII grave for 75 years
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I watched over a Scottish soldier’s grave for 75 years

Since she was nine years old, Willemien Rieken has tended to the grave of a Scottish soldier killed during World War Two.

After the Battle of Arnhem in 1944, each child in her Dutch village was given a war grave to maintain, in most cases of soldiers they'd never met.

Seventy-five years on, Willemien spoke to BBC Scotland about her memories of the battle and why it's important to remember the sacrifice of the soldiers.

  • 17 Sep 2019