Specials

  • Article by Kevin Prenger
  • Published on February 12th, 2016

Einsatzgruppen


  • Article by Peter ter Haar
  • Published on February 12th, 2014

Battles for Overloon and Venray


  • Article by Kevin Prenger
  • Published on May 12th, 2019

Das Boot (2018)


  • Article by Pieter Schlebaum
  • Published on October 30th, 2013

Bombardment of Le Creusot, 17 October 1942


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14Oct

New book recounts the last Christmas of World War II

How was Christmas celebrated and experienced during 1944, the last year of World War II? This question is answered in the newly published book Christmas under Fire, 1944, written by the Dutch WW2 expert Kevin Prenger.

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13Oct

World War 2 Youtube Series - October 12, 1940 - It’s raining bombs, keep calm and carry on...

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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30Sep

Photo Report Race to the Bridge 2019

On the Saturday afternoon in the weekend of the commemorations of the Battle of Arnhem, the Race to the Bridge is held. It's a convoy of historic vehicles which follows the route of the Airbornes in 1944 from the landing zones near Renkum to the John Frost Bridge in Arnhem. On the way back the column drives through Oosterbeek via the Utrechsteweg.

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26Sep

Photo Report Interment of ashes Arnhem veterans at Oosterbeek Cemetery

On Friday 20 September 2019 the interment of ashes of two veterans of the Battle of Arnhem took place at the Oosterbeek War Cemetery. First was the ceremony for private Steve Morgan of the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment. The second ceremony was for private Dennis Collier of 156 Battalion Parachute Regiment. Both veterans attended frequently the annual commemorations of the Battle of Arnhem. The Oosterbeek War Cemetery is the only location where the Commonwealth War Graves Commission allows interments of ashes.

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25Sep

Photo Report ‘Airmen in the line of fire’

On 20 September 2019 a memorial was unveiled in Opheusden to commemorate all plane crashes during World War II in the Neder-Betuwe region. The memorial ‘Airmen in the line of fire’ consists of a main element made of a column with the silhouette of an aircraft. On both sides there are two rows, 16 columns in total, each showing the silhouette of an aircraft. They symbolise the 16 aircraft that crashed in the area of Neder-Betuwe during World War II. An information panel nearby illustrates the history in brief. This panel and each column refer to a website with information on each aircraft and its crew. The combined Committees 4/5 May in Neder-Betuwe are responsible for the memorial and its unveiling.

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25Sep

Photo Report Unveiling memorial Flt David Lord VC, DFC

On 19 September 2019 a memorial was unveiled to [bioid]102,Flight Lieutenant David Samuel Anthony Lord VC DFC[/bioid] at the Reijerskamp in Wolfheze Netherlands. It was at that day exactly 75 years ago that David Lord crashed with his Dakota on Landing Zone S during a resupply flight for the 1st Airnborne Division which was fighting the Battle of Arnhem. David was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his brave attempt to drop the supplies at the right place although his aircraft was on fire.

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