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- Starts: 15/09/2019 10:30 am
- Ends: 15/09/2019 4:30 pm
Liberation festival with a colourful children’s fleamarket from 10.30 am-4.30 pm on the museum grounds with many other activities for children. Entry fee adults € 5,00 (incl. parking, museum and festival). Free admission for children under 18.
The program includes:
– Live music
– 2nd hand booksale WW2
– Radioshow with receiving and sending equipment from WW2
– Radio-controlled military model airplanes
– Grateful Generation tours will organise exciting field trips along the battlefields of Operation Market Garden in an authentic Willys MB from WW2 (2 to 3 persons). Tours every half hour from 10.30am-4.30pm. Price: €8.50 per person, cash only (excl. Entry-fee € 5,- pp for museum, festivities and parking).
The National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 is located on the site where on 17 September 1944 paratroopers from the 82nd U.S. Airborne Division landed as part of Operation Market Garden. The museum holds a large collection of material concerning Operation Market Garden, the battle for the Reichswald and the Second World War in its broadest sense.
Operation Market Garden was one of the largest Allied operations of the Second World War. It aimed to secure the bridges over the rivers Maas (Meuse), Waal and Rhine in the Netherlands in order to outflank the heavy German defences of the Siegfried Line and to insure a swift advance towards Berlin.
In the Canadian War Cemetery, lie 2617 members of the Commonwealth armed forces killed during the Second world War.
Operation Market Garden managed to liberate a large part of the Netherlands, but failed in its main objective: outmaneuvering the Germans with a surprise crossing of the Rhine. The Nijmegen-Groesbeek area, conquered during Market Garden, remained in Allied hands and served as a springboard for the successful Rhineland Offensive in February 1945.
One of the main objectives of Operation Market Garden was to capture the two bridges across the Waal river in Nijmegen. This task proved to be difficult. In a desperate effort to maintain the momentum, U.S. paratroopers crossed the Waal in canvas boats. Attacking from both sides, they managed to capture the bridges intact.
The Infocentre WW2 is a historic, touristic, and educational information point. It aims to provide visitors of Nijmegen and its surrounding the best introduction to the stories, heritage, events, and museums linked to the Second World War in the area.
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.
In September 1944 the main operation for the Netherlans of World War II occurs, Operation Market Garden, which eventually led to the liberation. In the Museum, the occupation, the oppression and the final liberation are extensively exposed. Travel in time with authentic military equipment and beautiful dioramas. Also explore the vehicles, displays, a 3D movie, pictures and experience how it feels like to be a pilot during a flight simulation!