Oosterbeek Museum-further news?

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Mark Hone, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Philip

    You mentioned a movie which was shown in the hall, which matched with the battlefield display. The name you mentioned, "theirs was the glory" sounds familiar. Is this the same one?

    Robert
     
  2. Mark Hone

    Mark Hone Senior Member

    Thank you for all your advice. I fully intend to go to Oosterbeek-a whole day of the tour is called 'The Cauldron' and we have a photo of one of our glider pilot old boys and his mate standing nonchalantly outside a house opposite the Hartenstein (we re-created the photo on our 2003 tour).
    The film 'Their's is the Glory' is a fascinating combination of archive footage and dramatized recreation made just after the war at Arnhem with many of the original participants. I have an old 'After the Battle' publications copy on video, with excellent accompanying booklet, but you can now get it on DVD from the Airborne Museum website and elsewhere.
     
  3. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Mark,

    When you say photo of an old GP and his mate opposite the Hartenstein I take it the photo wasn't taken in 1944?????

    If it was can you share it with us????
     
  4. Mark Hone

    Mark Hone Senior Member

    Of course it was!
    Here is Bury Grammar School old boy Lt. (later Major) Des Turner (on the right) and his best mate Lt 'Tommy' Thomson of E Squadron the Glider Pilot Regiment outside the house in Oosterbeek in September 1944. The churned up ground is a vegetable patch/allotment rather than war damage. The house (with modern extension) is still there, opposite the Hartenstein and we recreated the shot with two pupils (one now at Sandhurst) on our 2003 battlefields tour. The then curator of the Hartenstein helped identify the location. Major Turner died in 2001. He also took part in the March 1945 airborne crossing of the Rhine, Operaion 'Varsity'.
     

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  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Mark, what a great photo!
     
  6. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Would be a nice then and now photograph for the newsletter of the friends
     
  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Mark,

    Thanks for posting the photo, which is rare, given the circumstances prevailing.

    Tom
     
  8. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Mark,

    Thanks for sharing the photo with us.....have you ever been in contact with a Major Mike Peters of the AAC?????
     
  9. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Have send the link to a good friend of mine Luuk Buist who is writing a book about the GPR.
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    As the others have said ....Great Pic :)
     
  11. Mark Hone

    Mark Hone Senior Member

    I sent copies of the original photo and our 'then and now' to the museum at the time of our 2003 visit and was in touch with Luuk about the GPR at the same time. I also have Des Turner's contemporary account from our school magazine 'The Clavian'. It would be nice to do another recreation on our 2009 tour. I am also hoping to take the lads down to the Assault Glider project in Shropshire before next year's trip. Another BGS old boy, Harry Parkinson, was coincidentally a member of F Squadron GPR. He was killed in a strafing attack by a FW190. He is buried at Oosterbeek but unfortunately I know little about him, and don't even have a photo. I don't think Des Turner knew him as he was under the impression that he was the only old boy at Arnhem. Another lad was killed near Nijmegen with the XXX Corps artillery and is buried at Jonkerbos.
     
  12. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Mark and others,
    Spoke with Mike Peters who is doing a book on the GPs at Arnhem and he said to me that it was Des's 21st Birthday on the day the photo was taken.....Luuk is not doing a book anymore.....
    The latest intelligence on the book is that it is nearly finished......
    If you need a contact at Shawbury let me know as I know the Education Officer for the AGP.....
     
  13. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Just got off the phone with Luuk Buist is the book is written by Mike Peters and Luuks Buist together, Mike is out of the country at the moment and will return in January according to Luuk, the front cover of the book is ready
     
  14. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    I for one will be purchasing the book when it gets published.
     
  15. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    I have asked Luuk to keep me informed about it and no doubt, will put information on the forum as soon as he knows more
     
  16. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    [​IMG]I thought the forum might like to see this although in error it would appear Luuk Buist's name has not been put on the cover and it is a joint book......
     
  17. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Mark I talked to Luuk and the photograph will be in their book
     
  18. Mark Hone

    Mark Hone Senior Member

    Re. Des's birthday. That's based on the first hand account I sent to Mike and Luuk. I'm glad it's going to be in the book. Did they unearth anything more about Harry Parkinson, our other Bury Grammar School GP?
     
  19. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    I'll ask Mr Peters....latest info is the book is planned for release September 2009......
     
  20. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    [​IMG]I thought the forum might like to see this although in error it would appear Luuk Buist's name has not been put on the cover and it is a joint book......

    Ni Niall - is this in the same series as all the other Arnhem unit histories?
     

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