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Operation Market Garden – Basecamp visitor days

The Basecamp is located next to Schijndel on what was once Dropzone A, the location where the 2nd and 3rd battalion of the 501st Parachute Infantry landed on September 17th, 1944. The camp will be open daily from Sunday, September 15th to Saturday September 21st, from 9 am to 6 pm.

Roupel 1941. The revival

The top historical reenactment festival of World War II in Greece took place for the 4rd straight year in Fort Roupel. The festival was organised by the Municipality of Sidiki and the Region of Central Macedonia, under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defense. During the course of the weekend a variety of exhibitions were present both in the central area and the fort’s underground tunnels. On the central area, the most impressive elements were the two WWII military camps -a Greek and a German one- that were organised with the help of live dioramas and WWII equipment.

Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms

For the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy, the Caen Memorial Museum displays a one of a kind exhibition devoted to the American painter Norman Rockwell.

Charles de Gaulle 1940-1944 exhibition

Presented at the Museum of the Battle of Normandy in Bayeux, this temporary exhibition retraces the journey of General De Gaulle during the Second World War.

Airborne Commemoration Oosterbeek CWGC Cemetery

On the first Sunday after September 17, a memorial service is held at the CWGC Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek where the fallen are commemorated with solemn homage in the presence of veterans, their relatives, international officials and many spectators.

Airborne Commemorations Ede Ginkel Heath

The Airborne commemorations on Ginkel Heath near Ede are surrounded by para drops with hundreds of parachutists, together with a large Airborne Experience.

Airborne Commemoration Arnhem The Bridge

During this Airborne ceremony with an international contribution at the Airborne Square at the foot of the John Frost Bridge at Arnhem, all Allied soldiers are commemorated.

Airborne Commemoration Oosterbeek The Needle

The start of Operation Market Garden on the 17th of September 1944 in the Ede/Oosterbeek/Arnhem region is commemorated with a small scale Airborne ceremony and wreath laying, organised by the municipality of Renkum.

“Opa, waat woore det väör men?”

Temporary Liberation Museum about the liberators who liberated the midst of Limburg in the Netherlands late 1944, early 1945. Small museum filled with lots of unique authentic items in an historic building.

Super spies

Family-friendly show where you will discover the techniques of being a super spy during the Second World War and learn the courage and stories of the real life secret agents.

Beauty is your duty!

Practical workshop presenting how women were encouraged to keep up appearances to help ‘boost morale’ during WWII and how we can use homemade make up as part of a sustainable environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Poppies for D-Day 75

Poppy for D-Day aims to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day by making paper poppies that will be used as part of the city’s events around the anniversary of D-Day in June.

Canadian Battlefields Foundation Ceremony

The ceremony held at the Abbaye d'Ardenne since 1994 by the Canadian Battlefields Foundation, commemorates the murder of 20 Canadian prisoners of war by troops of the 12th SS Panzer Division on 7 June 1944. Captured at the battles that day in Authie and Buron the men from the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, and Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment were interrogated and then executed in the garden of the Abbaye. Their bodies hastily buried were discovered by the Vico family when they returned to their home in the Abbaye. Two other Canadian soldiers from the Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders were executed there later that month. In a solemn ceremony the names of the 20 murdered soldiers are read each year.

Canadian Battlefields Foundation Ceremony at La Place de l’Ancienne Boucherie, Caen

This ceremony held by the Canadian Battlefields Foundation commemorates the first meeting of the people of Caen and their liberators - the Canadian Army. In this square the tanks of the Sherbrooke Fusliers Regiment and the soldiers of the Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders, advancing down the Route de Bayeux, met the citizens of Caen emerging from their shelters in the Abbaye de St Etienne, also known as the Abbaye aux Hommes.

D-Day 75 concerts

Two major outdoor concerts will be organised at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln, UK, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Liberation Parade

Dans une grande rue ayant gardé son cachet d'antan, venez vivre la libération comme si vous y étiez : un défilé à pied de civils et militaires en tenue d'époque précédé d'un pipe band écossais de 30 musiciens laissera ensuite place à plus 200 véhicules civils et militaires de la seconde guerre mondiale ainsi qu'aux avion du groupe Daks over Normandy. Buvette et souvenirs sur place.

Up the Johns! Liberty Ball

4ème édition du bal de la libération organisé par l’association Up the Johns! : dans une ambiance chaleureuse repensée, revivez le temps d’une soirée la libération du village au son des chansons d’autrefois reprises par le groupe Dancing Day. Buvette et restauration sur place.

Oak Line Camp

Le temps d’un week-end, découvrez le matériel des différentes nations Alliés et assistez à diverses activités du camp. Puis le samedi soir profitez d’un bal champêtre en plein cœur du camp animé par Miss Paramount. Présence d’un coiffeur barbier (Joakim coiffeur et barbier). Buvette, restauration et souvenirs sur place.

Airborne Air Landings and Commemoration 2020

As during the Operation Market Garden in 1944, around 2000 paratroopers will be dropped out of planes above the Ginkelse Heide. The brave men who fought for freedom 16 years ago will be commemorated during the Airborne Air Landings and Commemoration on the 19th of September.

Airborne Air Landings and Commemoration 2019

As during the Operation Market Garden in 1944, around 2000 paratroopers will be dropped out of planes above the Ginkelse Heide. The brave men who fought for freedom 75 years ago will be commemorated during the Airborne Air Landings and Commemoration on the 21st of September.

Ede Liberation Festival

During Ede Liberation Festival, visitors can discover an exhibition about the city of Ede between the lines in 1940, an educative program and a special veterans concert, 'Tour of Freedom'.

Back to Westerbork

Terug naar Westerbork (Back to Westerbork) wants to contribute to the focus on 75 years of peace and freedom in the Netherlands and Germany in 2020. We want to reach youth through education and sports, so that they can pass the message of peace and freedom on to future generations. That is why we organise an educative bicycle tour, two seminars (1 in the Netherlands and 1 in Germany) and an educational program for students.

Manhay Battle of the Bulge commemorations

Large gathering of military vehicles from the Second World War, Reconstitutions & Military Bourse held in Grandmenil (Manhay, Belgium) for the 75th anniversary of the Liberation and Battle of the Bulge. The event is organised by Ardennes History Remember and takes place at the Manhay History 44 Museum.

‘They land’ travelling exhibition Granville

Travelling exhibition set up by the D-Day Omaha Museum to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy. The first date and location are: from 19 to 28 April in Granville in the Manche.

‘They land’ travelling exhibition Omaha Beach

Following the first presentation in Granville, 'Ils débarquent' (they land) travelling exhibition will be shown at Omaha Beach Camping. The exhibit pays tribute to all soldiers who took part in D-Day on 6 June 1944.

Reconstitution US military Camp Geronimo

Reconstruction of the US paratrooper Camp Geronimo featuring the American airborne troops in Normandy. Organised by the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise.

Fighting France

This temporary exhibit follows the heroic path of French soldiers during the Second World War, from France’s entry into the war in 1939 until the armistice was signed in May 1945.

Antwerp Liberation Days

The Liberation Days in Antwerp will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the city during World War II. The event's activities include a Liberation Parade, a commemorative ceremony, a Liberation Ball and more.

Polish exhibition Armoured Wings

Polish travelling exhibition presenting the history of General Maczek’s Polish 1st Armoured Division. It can be visited at the Royal Military Museum in Brussels until March 30.

Tanks in Mons

Tanks in Mons commemorates the liberation of the city of Mons in 1944 by the 83rd Reconnaissance Battalion of the 3rd U.S. Armored Division.

Operation Market Garden 2019

Two military parades starting at Leopoldsburg (Belgium) to Veghel (Netherlands), and from Veghel to Nijmegen (Netherlands). In Veghel there will be two camps open for visitors with a variety of activities. The event is organised by the Foundation Operation Market Garden.

Light on the Russian Field of Honor Leusden

The theatrical audio-tour LIGHT takes you to a dark spot in history: the Soviet Field of Honor in Leusden, the Netherlands. Here are buried 865 victims of the Second World War who come from the former Soviet Union. LIGHT reveals the underexposed stories that lay behind the gravestones of the prisoners of Kamp Amersfoort.

Freedom Ride

The Freedom Ride is an annual liberation festival which you can only can join by bike. While cycling, you will discover historical places in Overijssel that are important for our sense of freedom today. During the tours, you will ride along with top athletes, people from showbiz, policemen, military men, and veterans who are protecting our freedom and democracy.

75th D-Day Memorial Airborne Operation

For the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the D-Day Memorial Airborne Operation will organise an international and large-scale edition of the event.

Remembering the Battle of the Scheldt

On 31 August 2019 the province of Zeeland, the city of Terneuzen, and National 4 and 5 May Committee organise a major event to launch the nationwide celebration of 75 Years of Freedom and 75 years since the Battle of the Scheldt.

International Conference Normandy 75

International conference Normandy 75 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign. The conference is accessible for scholars, students, and for the general public.

Havendagen Tholen

Havendagen is a weekend of local celebration organised every two years in Tholen, in the southwest Netherlands. In 2020, the event will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation.

Memorial Day of Canada in the Netherlands

For the fifth edition of the annual Memorial Day of Canada in The Netherlands, Bergen Op Zoom cemetery will be the main place to commemorate Canadian soldiers who passed away during the Second World War.

D-Day Anniversary Cycle Ride

Join the D-Day Cycle Ride 2019 to commemorate the cycling soldiers of WWII and their contribution to D-Day on 6 June 1944 and to the following Battle of Normandy. The Ride's itinerary will bring you to the landing beaches and to key inland locations that were the first to be liberated.

D-Day 75th Land Run

D-Day 75th Land Run alongside the river Thames organised by PHOENIX Running to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Run to Pegasus

A 75 miles endurance run starting from Tarrant Rushton in Dorset (UK), to Pegasus Bridge in Normandy (France). The run is organised by the Veterans Charity to commemorate the past heroes of the D-Day landings.

Commemorating life, hopes and futures

The heart of the city of Nijmegen, in the Gelderland province, was bombed on 22 February 1944. To remember the events, the borders of the bombardments will be lit by runners carrying flares. At various locations in the city centre, stories about local civilians who lost their lives in the bombings, will be told.

Santa Fe Event 2019

Two day event with a military camp site, vehicle exhibitions and historical re-enactments.

Daks over Normandy (FR)

Daks over Normandy is a once in a lifetime event. For the first time since the Second World War, the skies over Normandy (France) will be filled with Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakotas and hundreds of paratroopers.

Daks over Normandy (UK)

Daks over Normandy is a once in a lifetime event. For the first time since the Second World War the skies over Duxfield (UK) will be filled with Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakotas and hundreds of Paratroopers.

Liberation Ball

Enjoy yourself at the Liberation Ball hosted by the Mons Memorial Museum, where you can dance to jazz music of Glen Miller and other post-war bands in vintage clothing.

Polentocht Driel

Every 2nd Saturday in September, Luctor et Emergo organises the Polentocht in Driel, a tour that commemorates those who fought for freedom on the banks of the Rhine in September 1944 at the end of the Second World War.

Dead Man’s Ridge Walk

The walk commemorates the men of the 17th Airborne Division killed near Flamièrge and the 'Dead Man’s Ridge' during the Battle of the Bulge.

Art Liberty – From the Berlin Wall to Street Art

Temporary exhibition organised from mid April 2019 until January 2020 in the City of Bastogne and around the Mardasson Memorial. Art Liberty pays tribute to the pioneering artists who have seized the Berlin Wall.

From a cold war to another?

Conference organised by the Bastogne War Museum as part of the 'Rendez-vous du Bastogne War Museum'.

International Liberation Choir

Music in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. The International Liberation Choir will give three concerts in Huissen, Groesbeek and Eindhoven.

International WWII Film Festival

The 3rd edition of the International Film Festival of the Second World War is organised by the WW2 Foundation for the occasion of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

Pilsen Liberation Festival

Pilsen Liberation Festival pays tribute to the American forces who liberated the city of Pilsen and the Czech Republic from Nazi Germany in May 1945.

D-Day Festival Normandy

Each year since 2007, the D-Day Festival Normandy has been offering a program of festive events for the anniversary of the Allied Landings of 6th June 1944. In 2019, for the 13th edition of the Festival, the tourism offices of the D-Day Landing Beaches will present their area at its best.

In their Footsteps

Temporary exhibit presenting the story of the men and women who experienced the D-Day landing in Normandy on 6 June 1944.

Great women during the war: 1939 – 1945

A temporary exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Juno Beach Centre. The exhibit pays tribute to the women who greatly contributed to the war efforts.

NUTS Weekend Bastogne

2019 will be marked by the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. On the 13, 14, and 15th of December, the Bastogne War Museum will take part in the NUTS Weekend, just like the rest of the city of Bastogne. A series of events will be organised during these three days.

The Man Behind the Uniform Ceremony

''The Man Behind the Uniform'' official ceremony is organised by the Bastogne War Museum and the city of Bastogne at Recogne German military cemetery, near Bastogne, in Belgium.

Canadian Liberation Festival Apeldoorn

Every fifth year as of 1985 the “Stichting Bevrijding ‘45” has organised a Parade with Canadian Veterans and Veterans from other allied forces on the Loolaan and Kerklaan in Apeldoorn. For 2020, the foundation has largely completed the program of the festival.

Liberation Festival & Children’s Flea Market

Liberation festival with a colourful children's fleamarket on the museum grounds (10.30 am - 4.30 pm) and many other activities for children. Entry fee adults € 3,00 (incl. parking, museum and festival). Free admission for children under 18.

Commemoration Poles of Driel

Commemoration and wreath-laying at the monuments at the Polenplein- Plac Polski, Driel. Followed by a social meeting in “de Oldenburg”, Driel.

Bridge to Liberation

The biggest experience in the Netherlands; a world of 360 degrees with music, visual effects, film and dance! We take you spectacularly into true personal stories at the time of the Battle of Arnhem.

Ginkel Heath Experience (GHE)

Commemoration and activities including Live music, Ginkel Heath experience, paratrooper droppings, stands, old ww2 vehicules and much more.