Kate ter Horst - The Angel of Arnhem
Kate and Jan ter Horst are awarded the OBE(Honorary Members of the most
excellent Order of the British Empire)
Kate ter Horst - The Florence Nightingale of the Battle of Arnhem has been
run over on the street.
After an accident in her residence Oosterbeek Kate ter Horst died on the age
of 85. Kate ter Horst was known for the role she played durng the Battle of Arnhem
in the second world war where she took care of many soldiers in a hospital.
This announcement was made by the Oosterbeek Police on Saturday.
Kate ter Horst started a small hospital in the vicarage of the Old Church in
Oosterbeek. There she took care of many, mainly English, wounded soldiers during the fightings
for the Rhine Bridge. After the war she wrote a book about her experiences during
the Battle of Arnhem.
In the American film "A Bridge too Far" her role was played by the Schwedish Actress
The accident happened friday evening near her House where she was on a walk with her husband.
A cardriver couldn't handle his car anymore in a curve of the road and hit the couple.
The couple was taken to Hospital where Kate ter Horst died.
Her husband(87) was badly wounded.