A shirt in honour of the Horsa glider, do you want to win one? You might, if you have the correct answer to the question!
Meer market garden news (english)
The blue sky in the picture nicely matches the sky as we would like to see during the Airborne March, the 73rd this year. Veterans wave to paratroopers who jumped from a Dakota, beautiful photos of photographer Arjan Vrieze and caught in this design by Roger Beets
It will be re-assembled, under cover, for public display in September in front of the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek from the start of the Airborne March till after the 75th commemorations in September. Afterwards the Horsa will be dismantled for a second road move to its final destination
In 1944 Hartenstein served as headquarters for the British airborne troops. During the lost battle of Arnhem heavy damage was done. The last war damage is just restored over the past year at the on Tuesday finished restoration of buildings and park
Major Hibbert escaped from the Germans when he was captured, he got help from the Dutch resistance and he managed to cross The Rhine during Operation Pegasus I in October 1944
"Some groups were nationally controlled by the National armed resistance groups or the Domestic armed Forces. Separately the groups committed smaller acts of resistance, which, together, led to major actions in a large area.”
Images of the festival, the re-enactment on the Foulkes Terrain and the Parade where veterans were cheered and honoured
The fire will be lit at 12:00, the starting-point of all the celebrating till 24:00. And The Netherlands is for 12 hours a country who, after they remembered all the fallen, kept 2 minutes of silence with them in their minds during their Remembrance of the Death on the 4th, turn in a celebrating, dancing, singing, country, like they do every year, thankful as always, not one area excluded
The Dutch government decided that Kenneth Mayhew should be awarded a higher honour than the British Government suggested. On 24 April 1946, by Royal Decree, Mayhew was knighted by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, receiving the Knight fourth class of the Military William Order
It was September 1945 when the battle of Arnhem was commemorated for the first time. During the memorial service on the Airborne cemetery in Oosterbeek about 1200 school children laid flowers on the graves of the fallen soldiers during that battle
As far as known, there are still 17 Lancasters remaining and 2 of them still fly. One of them is in the possession of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flights. On May 4th, this legendary plane makes a memorial flight over The Netherlands
The fire will go to numerous cities and villages throughout The Netherlands by runners with torches. They will run in groups, some groups have to run all night and make many miles before the fire arrives in their town
Not the monument, but the design of it provides a lot of commotion on social media and the comments are not kind. A monument in memory is well received: a great idea, but why aren't the right people, honoured in the right way?
The village-poet Sander Essers was asked to write a poem for the initiative to let a candle burn on every war grave and he did, in Dutch but so touching we asked him for a translation
This ornament piece, which hides the roof from the eye, is the crown on the restoration of the Airborne Museum Hartenstein
The award is granted to Mr van Genderen for the dedicated attention he has, as one of the organisers of the annual Airborne Memorial Service at the war-cemetery in Oosterbeek, in memory of the Allied soldiers who died during operation Market Garden in September 1944
Many people are involved in organising commemorations, events and festivities, but there are also people who 'dress up' as it were. They act like allied liberators, German occupiers, or civilians in wartime
"Fantastic for this group to start something and suddenly realise so many people came to help. That shows how enormous the involvement in Oosterbeek and his surroundings is. Apart from all the candles burning in the dark which is so impressive, the involvement is also very impressive."
The group is already looking forward to what a beautiful sight this is going to be. It could be raining this Christmas Eve but they can't be bothered. "Bolsius developed new storm-caps and we expect the candles continue to burn during rain, 48 hours, the whole Christmas!"
85-year old guide of the church, Henk Duinhoven remembers as it was yesterday how Leslie came to Oosterbeek for the last time. The WWII veteran was terminally ill, brought his four daughters to Oosterbeek and would not be able to ever come back. He bumped into Henk during a guidetour at the Westerbouwing