- Starts: 30/08/2019 12:00 am
- Ends: 30/09/2019 12:00 am
Photographer Richard Jopson has interviewed and captured on camera the last surviving Battle of Arnhem veterans over the past years. In light of the 75 years Battle of Arnhem commemoration, these unique photos will be displayed near the Airborne Museum in Hartenstein park.
Arnhem Boys is a unique collection of testimonials from the last living Battle of Arnhem eye witnesses. The exhibition is free of charge and accessible from 30 August until the end of September.
Location: Hartenstein park (park behind the museum)
Price: Free of charge
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’.
The Airborne monument in Arnhem is a damaged pillar from the former Palace of Justice placed on a pedestal. The pillar stands as a memorial to the memories of death but also of victory and life. The text on the pillar reads: ’17 SEPTEMBER 1944′. There are two reliefs next to the monument, one of the Pegasus Airborne Symbol and the other with the text: “Battle of Arnhem 44, Bridge to the future 94”.