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, mun. Boxmeer
Boxmeer is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. It incorporates the former municipality of Beugen en Rijkevoort and that of Vierlingsbeek.- Population centres :...
, is a village in the Netherlands
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in the province of North Brabant
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. It is best known as the site of the National Museum of War and Resistance of the Netherlands, and for a World War II
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battle (Battle of Overloon
The Battle of Overloon was a Second World War battle between Allied forces and the German army which took place in and around the village of Overloon in the south-east of the Netherlands between 30 September and 18 October 1944. The battle, which resulted in an Allied victory, ensued after the...
) that occurred around the village in September and October 1944.
As a result most of the town was completely destroyed. In the decades after the war the town was rebuild and now is a home to approximately 3650 people.
In 2000 the town was given a new major tourist attraction the Zoo Parc Overloon.
Overloon has an amateur football club named SSS'18. It also has a fierce rivalry with nearby Vierlingsbeek's club Volharding.