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Market garden 1944-2014

Article about: Eidhoven, a city nearby where I live, was in 1944 liberated on September 18. This year it was 70 years ago and some festivities are held these days as a token of rememberance. Yesterday ther

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    One can't get enough!
    The celebrations, in relation to Market Garden and our liberators, give the "Eindhovens Dagblad"
    (our newspaper from the area) still reasons to report.

    Of course here and there exhibitions are held for those, interested in our liberation and WWII, as for example
    in the small village of Asten. A young boy asked the exhibitor if the star for the Jews is a real one, says the article!


    Further a nice photo of a soldier, guarding the Bailey-bridge: Don't you dare to come over. This is my area!


    For today the last photo: a 92-old vet from the USA meets scouts.


    The series of my "random choice" coverage slowly will be ended one of these days. In lieu of Market Garden my
    hometown Helmond was liberated September 25. As mentioned: A ceremony will be held for those killed here.
    The celebration however also is dedicated to those that were killed during Dutch actions in the former colony
    Nederlands Indië and elsewhere. My thoughts are to end with a photograph from this celebration. So on Friday!
    "Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
    zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916

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    As promised, my last contribution to this thread.
    Yesterdat about 14.30 hours a celebration was held in honor of those killed in Helmond or from Helmond.
    The ceremony was attended by a few, still living, British liberators. The 90-year old vet Ray Parker held a
    speech and a poem was read, written by Eric Parker, an "Irish Guardsman", who was one of the liberators
    and present during the ceremony!

    Helmod-1 image-4550149.jpg

    In the evening there was a big liberation-concert in open air. With this my thread has ended!

    Helmond-2 img258.jpg
    "Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
    zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916

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    022.jpgFantastic thread Wilhelm , here is a photo of my friend Stan Hodge MM , i was lucky enough to have him with me in Arnhem last weekend. Stan was with the 4th Dorsets , 43 Wessex Wyvern Divison and fought around Driel and the " Island " before carrying out the assault crossing over the lower Rhine to try and reach British First Airborne in the early hours of 25/9/44 !!

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    My other veteran Alan Aldcroft 4 Para Sq RE who dropped at Ginkel Heide on 18/9/44 on the right , at Ginkel Heide on 20/9/2014 !!

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