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Images Dated 20th August 2019

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The RAF Crew Memorial, Hartenstein Museum Grounds Featured 20 Aug 2019 Image

The RAF Crew Memorial, Hartenstein Museum Grounds

This was the brainchild of Alan Hartley (standing beside the Memorial), the founder of the RAF Down Ampney Association, which remembered all the crews that flew the re-supply aircraft during Operation Market Garden. Alan raised thousands of pounds. Sir John Bond, Chairman of HSBC sponsored a 10,000 donation in memory of Captain John Grayburn VC who won his award for actions at Arnhem. His father had worked at HSBC. General Anthony Deane-Drummond (who had escaped at Arnhem by hiding in a cupboard for 13 days) lent his support and Lord Ashcroft donated 1,000. In Holland much co-ordination and arranging of local permssions to place the Memorial, was done by Frans Ammerlaan who also succeeded in having General Sosabowski posthumously awarded the Dutch Bronze Lion in recognition of the Polish Parachute Brigade. The eagle design was based on one in the collection of Major and Mrs Holt (whose faint reflection, as they took the photograph, can be see in the marble column during the unveiling on 15th September 2006). Date: 2006

© Holts Battlefield Collection / Mary Evans

The Grave of Surgeon Lipmann Kessel, Oosterbeek Featured 20 Aug 2019 Image

The Grave of Surgeon Lipmann Kessel, Oosterbeek

Kessel is buried in the Oosterbeek local cemetery which is opposite the Commonwealth War Graves one. He was the surgeon to 16th Para Field Ambulance who had established themselves in the St Elisabeth Hospital where, among many others, he treated Brigadier John Hackett (later General Sir John), probably saving his life. His commitment to his patients as the bombs fell all around and the hospital was occupied by the Germans, was legendary. He stayed on until the battle was over when the Germans sent him to Apeldoorn. On 16 October he escaped and eventually returned to England. Captain Lipmann died in 1986 and wanted to be buried as near as possible to his fallen comrades. However, as a Jew, he did not wish to be cremated and it is a CWGC policy that only the cremated remains of those other than men and women who actually died during the two World Wars may be buried in cemeteries under their control. Lipmann Kessel decided that to be buried here, opposite his airborne pals, was the solution. Date: 2000

© Holts Battlefield Collection / Mary Evans

508th PIR Memorial, Sions Hof Hotel, Berg en Dal Featured 20 Aug 2019 Image

508th PIR Memorial, Sions Hof Hotel, Berg en Dal

During Operation Market Garden in September 1944 this area was taken by the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the US 82nd Airborne Division. The figure on the wall is a Memorial to that Division. The hotel had been used for almost four years by the Germans as an HQ and then as a parachute training school. They also used the Klooster Nebo, the large Catholic Seminary across the road, both of which were taken over by the advancing Allies war correspondents and photographers who arrived by glider. Guards Armoured Division Officers moved into the hotel, to be followed by 82nd Airborne staff. Here the Dutch liaison officer, Captain Harry Bestebreurtje, made contact between the Allied Forces and the local forces and sent a patrol into Nijmegen to recce the situation near the Waal bridge whose capture was vital if the Operation was to succeed. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands lunched here during September. Date: 2001

© Holts Battlefield Collection / Mary Evans