Friends of The Lancashire Infantry Museum Tour
We're right in the middle of an amazing tour of some of the most well known sites of World War II battles, scheduled to coincide with the anniversary of the Battle for Arnhem, part of the military operation known as Operation Market Garden.
Operation Market Garden in September 1944, was the largest airborne battle in history. It was also the only real attempt by the Allies to use airborne forces in a strategic role in Europe. It was a massive engagemen and involved thousands of aircraft and armoured vehicles, and hundreds of thousands of troops and was the only major Allied defeat of the Northwest European campaign.
This is part of the journey we're on, with a group from the Friends of the Lancashire Infantry Museum.
So far, our route has taken us from along the route of Operation Market Garden , from Valkenswaard to Arnhem, via the Overloon battle area and taking in the Dutch National War Museum, through the Oosterbeek perimeter to Arhem.
So far, our route has taken from along the route of Operation Market Garden , from Valkenswaard to Arnhem, via the Overloon battle area and taking in the Dutch National War Museum, through the Oosterbeek perimeter to Arhem.
Today, Thursday 21st September we're visiting the site of the Battle of s'Hertogenbosch and we'll be making a moving walking tour of the canals and streets where fighting took place.
Touring with the Friends and visting these historic sites has been a privilege and an amazingly moving experience for everyone.
“Theirs is The Glory”
Below is (real) footage that is used in the 1946 movie "Theirs Is The Glory"
They asked the survivors (soldiers and civilians like the "Angel of Arnhem" Kate Ter Horst) of the actual operation to star in the movie to get the most authentic documentary feel for the movie.
This was all shot in the ruins that were Arnhem and it's surrounding area (Oosterbeek) with still destroyed/disabled vehicles in the old battlefield.
It's quite short and well worth a watch.