Meer market garden news (english)
The vehicles from the Race to the Bridge on their way to Arnhem, images by Jan Boelens, Veluwezoom In Beeld
Veluwezoom In Beeld made this report and talked to Frank Ashleigh afterwards
Deputy mayor Jasper Verstand held a great speech in English about how it must have been in September 1944 for the people of our town seeing the allies coming down from the sky and tells about this special monument in Heelsum
For these jumps the Group hires an original C-47 Dakota from England. This Dakota, called Drag 'em Oot, made several flights in the second world war, over France during the invasion of Europe and operation Market Garden in the Netherlands
The monument is partly financed by the municipality Renkum and the A.C. van Deventer Foundation but a large amount the inhabitants of Renkum have brought together their selves
The atmosphere was very good. Not only with the hikers and the veterans who came over, but certainly with the approximately 750 (!) volunteers who had again, arranged an excellent day
'From various comments from our visitors we got to understand they need to reflect on what happened in silence. This is not possible at the moment. Because the museum is working on a large-scale renewal, we would like to respond to what our visitors like to find in our museum.’
Getting everything ready for the March, whether you are walking 10, 40 km or you are standing along the route, the Airborne jitters have arrived
Before Des died on the age of 95, ex-para Chris Willmott made hem a promise: fully equipped, Chris will walk the march of 40 kilometers with his ashes
“All he said was that he was going to let me out near the location of a meeting. I wasn’t well informed about what was going to happen.”
This beautiful and historic location deserves to get a monument of a certain size and beauty. That is why Renkum Leeft wants to work together with the council of Renkum, Renkum’s citizens and all of you who are interested in making sure that this will happen. We expect that by actively donating through crowdfunding it will be possible to fund this much desired memorial monument
With the commemoration a wish is fulfilled of the tail shooter Edward Hoenson, so the Ministry of Defense said. His ashes will also be scattered on the Grebbeberg this day
"We found the book, after a distant great grant aunt passed away, in an attic in Haarlem. We soon realized that it might be a unique historical piece."
"It was marvelous! I really cannot express how greatfull I am for this day!"
At exactly 20:00 hours a two minute silence will be kept. Not only in Wageningen, but the whole country is silent. Trains stop, cars park, shops are closed, nobody does anything but think about the death and the ones who died for our freedom (video)
Renowned historian and master chronicler Antony Beevor gives a thorough overview of the most important Dutch battle in WWII in his newest book Arnhem: The Battle of the Bridges
Initiatives like Field of Honor Full of Live, Faces to Graves and Voices from Magraten must make the thousands of allied liberators who perished, 'human'
For Valour brings a homage to all British soldiers for their bravery during the battle of Arnhem, symbolized by those who were awarded the Victoria Cross (VC)