Histourism: traces of Operation Market Garden

I’d had the date marked on my calendar for weeks: 16 and 17 September, Market Garden weekend. On 17 September, 1944, many a Dutch citizen in the south of the country looked up to the sky to see ‘falling angels’, aka Allied paratroopers, taking part in the largest airborne operation of the entire war. Though... Continue Reading →

Histourism: Taking it “Easy” in Bastogne

My year was off to a brilliant start. I'm a big fan of the HBO television show Band of Brothers, which follows the paratroopers of the US 101st Airborne Division during the invasion of Europe in 1944. It kick-started my interest in the Second World War two years ago and as I recommended all and sundry to... Continue Reading →

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