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Categorie: Lest We Forget 2021

Market Garden;


Never knew what really happened here before I came to live here. I saw a lot of monuments. A friend of mine told me it was for Market Garden. I continued my search and found a lot on the internet and in the region. I felt more and more connected and I have therefore also undertaken various activities related to Market Garden.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden

Airborne Landings and Commemoration

Airborne Landings and Commemoration

For a whole week, planes, helicopters and paratroopers were already present in this region. This in the run-up to the official commemoration on the Ginkelse Heide . Due to government measures, only a limited number of people were allowed to attend.I was lucky to have a card. It was amazing and emotional. During the annual commemoration, we honor the heroes of Operation Market Garden on Ginkelse Heide together with veterans, invited guests and our residents. The commemoration goes hand in...

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The Poles of Driel

The Poles of Driel

When I read the history of the Poles of Driel, I was ashamed of my government; “In 1939, at the outbreak of World War II, Sosabowski fought in Warsaw against invaded German troops. He managed to escape as a prisoner of war. After a journey through Europe he ended up in England. There Sosabowski founded the Polish paratroopers brigade with fellow countrymen and fellow sufferers, with which he took part in the Battle of Arnhem.” Scapegoat The Polish paratroopers were...

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Airborne route 40km.

Airborne route 40km.

It was actually a walkroute, but I prefered to cycle it. The commemoration of Market Garden are very consciously experienced here. The whole month of September there are many special Airborn flags. Above a collage. Most people know that the  movie "a bridge too far"is the movie about Market Garden. The bridge was, what is now called, the John Frost Bridge.       I started at  Drielse Ferry A lot of people were on the road for one of...

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Airborn walk 25KM

Airborn walk 25KM

I started the walk in my place, because that was also on the route. That's why I first passed Duno Plateau, the above taken picture. "After the liberation in 1945, only a heap of rubble remained of the well-known Hotel de Duno". It has not been rebuilt.       More information about the walk. Because of my walk today I discovered this nice little coffehouse with Love for coffee and the plantations where the coffee comes from.
White Ribbon Mile 2021

White Ribbon Mile 2021

One of the activities I did was walking The White Ribbon Mile. It's a short symbolic walk through the floodplains of the Oude Kerk in Oosterbeek to the memorial monument on the River Rhine. The real route was from  Hotel Hartenstein through the woods of Oosterbeek to the floodplains near the Rhine. It was than marked with a white ribbon to see where they should walk in the dark.  A white ribbon is now only visible in the floodplains during the...

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