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
"Good news, but it doesn't surprise me. From a township who claims the Airborne history is highly valuated, you could't expect anything else."
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)
Meer market garden news (english)
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)
The tours are given by old keepers of the prison. They guide you past all the spots that have played a large role during the War. They show you the war damage still visible and you can hear the many old stories
"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.”
Students of dance school Versteegh danced the jitterbug, jive and the lindyhop and showed visitors how to dance these dances, introduced by the Americans in the Netherlands during WWII
In the municipality are monuments everywhere which recall operation Market Garden but near the Renkums Heath, where the allies first landed, the 17th of September in 1944, is none
Despite the tree is still stable enough and there is no acute risk, municipality got the advice to hood the tree. The place of the tree, right next to the Airborne Museum, plays an important role too (video)
According to Croll, there are more than eighty separate clubs in the south and east of the Netherlands, too many organizations that only want to arrange their own local commemoration
Pas sees the nomination for the Citizens' initiative 2017 as an encouragement; "This is a good starting point from which we want to continue talking with the commune about the other Market Garden monuments in this area."
"I think it is very commemorative to our fallen soldiers even tough some lay in a small cemetery, they deserve as much attention as the larger ones with ten thousand crosses."
How many locations will be lit by candlelight this Christmas Eve? Are you joining?
The chestnut fell next to the Sherman tank, which did not get damaged, although you could wonder if it would be damaged by the tree
The service started at 11:30, the same time as the service in Whitehall, London (video)
Café van Lin becomes thé place to be for American and English soldiers. Even the world famous Josephine Baker performed! (movie, subtitled)
In the ground they found a German Air Force Shield buried (a Flak) what proves, according to investigators, that the bridge was very important for the Germans even after the battle