And now they are at home, inside, just as much in isolation as you and me, allright, maybe a little less or a little more, but you get the picture: 75 years of freedom and we're all locked up inside! Please think about them too these days
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Graeme, a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps, kept a diary and wrote the book Travel by Dark lafter the war. In 1976 his book was made into a movie. As authentic as possible with German, English and Dutch actors. Since this weekend the entire film is to see online on the website of the NOS, A Dutch TV Station
It is not so obvious, someone wants to talk about the war and will continue to remember it, which is highly appreciated by veterans and their relatives
The Museum in Oosterbeek, the Netherlands and the dependence Airborne at the Bridge in Arnhem received more than 155,000 visitors in 2019
Amerigo, the white horse which is Sinterklaas his normal transportation was, probably for safety reasons, still in Spain were they live. This, for the Canadian unknown tradition in The Netherlands was considered to be very important for the Dutch people in wartime. So they all just gave a hand to make the children happy
Two days of Renkum Airborne in less than half an hour: the Spitfire, the laser show, the vehicles, activities, footage of the para droppings, including those from a para's helmet, the performances and the start of the Race to the Bridge, didn't miss a thing
Volunteers Gido Hordijk and Bart Bijl: "In 2009 we helped set up the displays on all floors in three weeks and now we have three days to pack all the collection pieces in a safe way for the upcoming renovation."
During the investigation 850 suspicious objects were found on the seabed. Seven of them were found to be unexploded bombs
Using the typical town hall, the projection was shown on specially composed music. A new unique way to feel the impact of the Battle of Arnhem to a wide audience. And that impact was felt. Many people saw the show several times and now it is for everyone to see. A good closing to the month of September
Did you ever hear and see so many aircraft's going through our sky? They were also on Renkums soil: a Horsa Glider and a Spitfire. It was impossible to get everything in focus but in cooperation with Video-group the Veluwezoom In Beeld we have seen a lot and compiled a video
This year, because of the crowds associated with the 75th Airborne, there was no static display. Instead the procession drove past the museum towards the camp, which led to beautiful images
Dutchman Teo van Middelkoop took the initiative for the monument. Niece Lucinda Lord who was present said it was a fitting tribute to David Lord and together with gliderpilot Ron Johnson she unveiled the big stone. Ron might be the only one alive who did not only knew Lord, he actually witnessed Lords heroic act for which he won the Victorian Cross
When the remembrance service was over, Marcouch waited at four World War II veterans who were denied Friday. He really took the time to make the men a personal apology
Tom and John were lucky. A Dutch couple who saw how they were denied give them their passes. They were at name but security turned a blind eye...