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Airwar '40-'45 – On. Market Garden – Liberation 1945

The Battle of the Arnhem Rhine Bridge: A bridge too far…..

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  • Price: 70,-
  • Date: Sun, Sep 01, 2024
  • Time: 09:30 - 17:00
  • Venue: Carpool Wolfheze P Planken Wambuis
  • Location: Arnhem
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Full Day Normandy Tour: 1 september 2024
Locatie: Ede, Arnhem and Oosterbeek
Full Day Normandy Tour: €70,-

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To ensure the success of Operation Market Garden, the allies had to take the bridge of Arnhem. But after desperate fighting and many deaths, the Arnhem bridge turned out to be a bridge too far (A Bridge Too Far). In 1976 This operation was made into a film under the direction of Richard Attenborough. in june 1977 became the famous movie: “A bridge too far” released.

 

Operation Market Garden

No. 1 Gun (a 75mm pack-howitzer) of the 1st Airlanding Light Regiment,
1st Airborne Division during the fighting for the perimeter in Oosterbeek on 21 September

Operatie Market Garden eindigde bij Arnhem. De brug over de Rijn bij deze stad was de laatste brug die de geallieerden moesten innemen om het succes van de operatie te verzilveren. It is expected that the soldiers who were dropped at Arnhem could last a maximum of four days. Uiteindelijk kregen ze negen dagen van bloedige gevechten te verduren. Then Operation Market Garden crashed and went airborne troops retreated behind the Rhine,,nl,British and Polish paratroopers landed near Arnhem,,nl,They suffered huge losses and were ultimately unable to reach their goal,,nl,On Sunday,,nl,years are still seen,,nl,Lunch will be served in,,nl. The British and Polish soldiers who landed at Arnhem, kregen te maken met veel problemen. The areas close to the bridge were unsuitable for Air Force landings and the alternative location was more than 10 untill 15 kilometer van de brug verwijderd. In addition, the airbornes had to be flown in in three groups, vanwege een tekort aan transportvliegtuigen. This meant that the first group had to take the bridge and secure and hold the landing areas, zodat de volgende luchtlandingstroepen veilig konden landen. Deze benauwde situatie werd verergerd door de aanwezigheid van de Duitse 9e en 10e SS Pantserdivisies. Deze waren bij Arnhem gestationeerd om na de gevechten in Normandië even uit te rusten. De opeenstapeling van problemen bleek teveel voor de luchtlandingstroepen. Ze leden enorme verliezen en waren uiteindelijk niet in staat hun doel te bereiken. Op zaterdag 4 september 2022 organizes Battlefield Tours in the context of the 78th commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem in Market Garden in september 1944 een battlefield tour per bus door Arnhem, Oosterbeek en omgeving.

Sean Connery as Major General Roy E. Urquhart during the movie A Bridge Too Far.

Tijdens deze tour in Arnhem en Oosterbeek bezoeken we de landing- en droppingterreinen van de 1e Britse Airborne divisie, volgen daarna de opmarsroutes van de bataljons naar de Rijnbrug en omgeving in Arnhem, het St Elisabeths’ Gasthuis en de wijk Lombok en de Rijnbrug om vervolgens te eindigen bij de omsingeling van de Airborne troepen rondom het hoofdkwartier in hotel Hartenstein en de gevechten rond de N.H. kerk in Oosterbeek-Laag. Ter afsluiting brengen we een bezoek aan de Airborne begraafplaats in Oosterbeek.

The tours start at 09.30 hours from the Carpool Wolfheze Planken Wambuis, Amsterdamseweg. De busrit wordt afgewisseld met korte wandelingen. Zowel in de bus als op verschillende plaatsen in het terrein geven gidsen uitleg over de slag om Arnhem en tonen u de sporen van deze gevechten die na 78 jaar nog steeds te zien zijn. Lunch is used in restaurant Van der Valk in Arnhem. Around 17.00 We'll be back at the carpool place Planken Wambuis.

The battlefield tours are led by guides from the International Guild of Battlefield Guides

 


 

 

 

 


COVID-19 measures
Since mid-March 2020 are we worldwide under the spell of the coronavirus Covid-19. Just like everyone in the Netherlands, Battlefield Tours is also affected by this virus. We are doing everything we can to take the necessary precautions, prepared by the RIVM, to transport you in a safe way. If you want to know more about the Covid-19 measures of Bus transport Netherlands, you can check out the website of KNV.

Hierbij is inbegrepen:

  • Volledig verzorgde lunch
  • Coffee/tea at lunch
  • Cards and photos with background information
  • De gehele dag wordt verzorgd door deskundige gidsen
  • Vervoer per luxe touringcar
  • Opstap in Arnhem (09:30 hour)
  • SPECIAL OFFER! Parkeren Carpool Wolfheze Planken Wambuis, Amsterdamseweg.

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Also watch the trailer of A Bridge Too Far:

 

Also watch this impressive documentary about the invasion in Normandy