- Starts: 30/08/2019 12:00 am
- Ends: 30/09/2019 11:59 pm
Photographer Richard Jopson has interviewed and recorded the last Battle of Arnhem veterans on camera over the last couple of years. These unique photographs will be displayed near the Airborne Museum in Hartenstein park in light of the Battle of Arnhem 75 year anniversary.
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’.
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.