- Starts: 11/09/2019 7:00 pm
- Ends: 11/09/2019 9:30 pm
British author Robert Kershaw wrote a classic called It never snows in which he provides a detailed description of Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Arnhem from the German perspective. For his book he interviewed a lot of German soldiers who were present during the operation, including Heinz Harmel, the 10th SS-Panzer-Division SS-Brigadeführer. Kershaw will give a lecture on the German perspective in the museum on 11 September.
Robert Kershaw, who until recently was very high up in the NAVO, joined the parachute regiment in 1973, for which he served in Northern-Ireland, Bosnia, and the first Gulf War. He received an American Bronze Star for his service. He wrote twelve military history books and contributed to The Times, The Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph.
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’.