Arnhem

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by 52nd Airborne, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Mark Hone

    Mark Hone Senior Member

    When are these dreaded 'improvements' to the Hartenstein due to take place? I'm in the preliminary stages of planning my October 2009 school tour...
     
  2. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    When are these dreaded 'improvements' to the Hartenstein due to take place? I'm in the preliminary stages of planning my October 2009 school tour...

    Mark,

    The work is planned to start October 2008.....whilst not sure of the actual timetable....as one of the major works is digging out and then doing a new basement under the grass aruond the Museum, my gut feeling is it will be tight to finish in time for the 65th anniversary......perhaps they need to get a load of Polish builders on the case.....
     
  3. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Today this article in the newspaper:

    Nieuwbouw Airborne Museum start najaar
    donderdag 10 juli 2008 | 11:56


    OOSTERBEEK (ANP) - De langverwachte nieuwbouw van het Airborne Museum Hartenstein in Oosterbeek gaat zeer waarschijnlijk dit najaar van start. Dat is onder meer mogelijk geworden door een half miljoen euro subsidie van het zogenoemde V-Fonds (Nationaal Fonds voor Vrijheid en Veteranenzorg).

    Dat zegt museumbestuurslid Paul Tirion. Het Airborne Museum is gehuisvest in het voormalige hoofdkwartier van de geallieerden tijdens de Slag om Arnhem in september 1944. De villa is te klein voor de collectie, die zich steeds verder uitbreidt.

    Het museum gaat nu nog vooral over de fataal verlopen Slag, maar wil graag meer aandacht gaan besteden aan 'actuele lessen uit het verleden', aldus het bestuur. Het is de bedoeling dat het vernieuwde museum volgend jaar september klaar is, bij de 65ste herdenking van de Operatie Market Garden.

    Really spookie is the part marked in red: The museum is now about the fatal battle, but we (the board) want to give more attention the lessons from the past!

    What the !!!! got this to do with the Battle of Arnhem!
     
  4. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Also in the last newletter of the Friends (no doubt one of the UK guys want to place their edition) a letter of one of the former board members of the Friends of the Museum speaking out his concern about the new museum.

    I feel very sorry for the former Director Wybo Boersma who did a wonderful job in setting up the museum, and put loads of time and money in it, and whom now sees it all changing.
     
  5. Mark Hone

    Mark Hone Senior Member

    It's not going to be called 'The Hartenstein Peace Museum' by any chance?
     
  6. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    A good one Mark
     
  7. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Today in the local newspaper that "Friends of Park Hartenstein" have made objection about the bulding developments in the park gardens, they have objected about the digging for the cellars and the cutting down of one of the old trees, this will probably mean that the plans for starting in October will not be made, after the wellfare commosion will put the reply sidewards, the probably will got to court.
     
  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Battle of Arnhem: 'I still remember them'
    This week marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, which ended in failure for the Allies.

    Following the success of D-Day, the Allies launched an airborne landing at the Dutch town in September 1944. It was codenamed Operation Market Garden.

    About 10,600 Commonwealth servicemen took part, but only 2,400 returned. Pilot Jim Hooper was one of thousands captured by German forces.


    Battle of Arnhem: 'I still remember them'
     
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