Major & Mrs Holt's Market Garden Guide Book 2013

   Arnhem - Nijmegen - Best - Driel - Grave - Groesbeek


Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps

THE ONLY OPERATION MARKET GARDEN BATTLEFIELD GUIDE BOOK FOR THE ENTIRE AREA

 238 Coloured illustrations

288 pages and 6 in-text sketch maps

£16.99 with extra FREE fold out battle map

WHAT THE GUARDS MAGAZINE SAID OF THE FIRST EDITION

'Absolutely indispensable for those who visit the areas to study the battles of 1944.'

This new edition has 50 extra illustrations, plus GPS locations for the memorials and sites at the bottom end of the Corridor where it has been cut off by the new A50 motorway.

A detailed battle map is included in the price and is wrapped with the book.

An extra FREE map can be chosen at checkout and can be any of the five maps that we produce.

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Cross of Sacrifice, Oosterbeek

Cross of Sacrifice, Oosterbeek
Arnhem-Oosterbeek CWGC Cemetery.
This is the main CWGC cemetery along the Market-Garden Corridor. It contains nearly 1,700 burials, including Capt John Grayburn, VC of 2 Para, Flt Lt David Lord, VC, 271 Sqn and Capt Lionel Queripel, VC, of 10 Para. It is the focal point of the annual September commemorations. Details Page 222 of our guide book.

The Hartenstein Airborne Museum, Oosterbeek
The Hartenstein Airborne Museum, Oosterbeek.
Based in the original Hartenstein Hotel, the centre of the infamous Cauldron in September 1944. In recent years it has been completely re-designed to a modern format. Detaiils Page xxxii of our guide book.
German 75mm gun & Sherman tank outside National Liberation Museum, Groesbeek.
German 75mm gun & Sherman tank outside National Liberation Museum, Groesbeek.
This impressive museum tells the story of the German occupation and the Liberation after Operation Market-Garden with dioramas, documents and photographs. It has a cinema, a café and a moving Hall of Remembrance and overlooks the American DZ 'T'.
Details on Page 141 of our guide book 

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Memorial to the 4th and 5th Bns of the Wiltshire Regiment.

It stands where the Wiltshires endured fierce fighting against German armour in 1944.

Details are given on Page xvi of our guide book.

Memorial to the 504th PIR by the Grave Bridge
Memorial to the 504th PIR by the Grave Bridge
Col Reuben Tucker's 504th PIR dropped at both ends of the Grave Bridge over the River Maas, taking it soon after 1 o' clock on 17 September 1944.

Details on Page 118 of our guide book

Joe's Bridge and Memorial
Joe's Bridge and Memorial
This is the spot where Operation Market-Garden really began. On the evening of 10 September 1944 a combined force of the Irish Guards Infantry under Lt Col J.O.E. Vandeleur rushed the bridge. Twenty minutes later a troop of tanks went speeding over it securing the start line for the operation.

Details Page 57 our guide book.

Spitfire in National War and Resistance Museum, Overloon
Spitfire in National War and Resistance Museum, Overloon
The museum is set in 35 acres of landscaped park. The museum and grounds contain many original WW2 tanks, guns, flying bombs and aeroplanes, a Bailey Bridge, Wurzburg radar installation etc. Details Page xxxii our guide book.

The Dukeman Band of Brothers Memorial

W H Dukeman Memorial Details Page xix in our guide book.

This is the 'Band of Brothers' William H Dukeman Memorial and standing beside it is Jos Bex of the 'Never Forget Them' Organisation.

Jos' together with Martin Veggelers raised the money to replace the old memorial which had been damaged. It is on the same spot as the old one and was inaugurated on 19 August 2011. It is at the dyke road crossroads between Heteren and Randwijk.

Dukeman was in Easy Company 506 PIR and the action in which he was killed was depicted in Part 5 of the Band of Brothers tv series.

 

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Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps