- Starts: 18/09/2019 7:00 pm
- Ends: 18/09/2019 9:30 pm
Dilip Sarkar’s new book Arnhem 1944, the human tragedy of the Bridge too Far will appear in September. Sarkar will tell about his book in the Airborne Museum on 18 September.
This unique book focuses on the individual victim’s tragic stories. These men were killed on different occasions during the Battle of Arnhem. Sarkar has recorded these saddening stories for posterity. Besides Sarkar’s book presentation, the exhibition Dilip Sarkar; the human tragedy of the Bridge too Far will be on view at Airborne at the Bridge in Arnhem from 20 September.
British historian Dilip Sarkar MBE FRHistS has been intrigued by the Second World War his whole life, especially the inability to comprehend the scale of the loss of life. Sarkar is mainly focused on the human aspect of losing loved ones. Arnhem 1944 is his 35th book. Sarkar presented his books on prestigious locations like the Oxford university and the Imperial War Museum and contributed to various tv-documentaries. He is an internationally well-known expert on the Battle of Britain and Spitfire, for which he received a medal by the Queen. Dilip was elected as a member of the fellowship of the Royal Historical Society in 2006.
Costs: € 11 p.p.
The Museum shows the course of events during the Battle of Arnhem. This took place in September 1944 in the area between Ede and Arnhem and formed part of the Operation Market Garden. British, American and Polish airborne troops were to take control of the river bridges from the Belgian border to Arnhem.
To ensure the success of Operation Market Garden, the Allied forces had to capture the bridge in Arnhem. But the light-armed airborne forces stood no chance against two SS Panzer Divisions that happened to be in the area. After desperate fighting and many casualties the Arnhem bridge proved to be ‘a bridge too far’.