header

GNE-Events

John Cameron Webb
Operation Market Garden and Operation Veritable Battlefield

Costs (Guides) are 40,- euro p.p.

Download Programme and information on how to book by clicking Info/Entry.

The programme needs to finalised, but is presently (august 2014):

Operation Market Garden and Operation Veritable Battlefield Tour 27th-28th September 2014:

On 27th September Gerard Sprenger and John Cameron-Webb will be conducting a guided tour of the Market Garden battlefield and on 28th touring the border area of Germany looking at the Rhine Crossing battle of Feb-March 1944 Operation Veritable.  The tour will finish at the National War Museum in Overloon, near Venray.

Timetable:

10.30 hrs: Group will meet at Airborne Memorial on the Ginkelseheide on the A244 leading towards Arnhem from Ede
11.30 hrs:  Drive to the Wolfheze area and look at the advance of the Airborne Division towards Arnhem
12.30 hrs:  Drive to Jack Frost bridge
13.30 hrs:  Lunch
14.30 hrs:  Visit Airborne Museum  in Oosterbeek followed by a visit to sites around where fighting took place
16.00 hrs: Drive past Groesbeek towards Cleve to hotel Waldschlösschen,
Kranenburgerstrasse 1, 47533 Kleve: Telephone: 0049-282172640
(recommend you book accommodation as soon as you decide to take part)
19.00 hrs: Evening Meal together

Sunday 28th September:

09.00 hrs; Depart hotel; look at sites around Kleven area where advances took place towards Rhine crossing point.
10.30 hrs: Visit Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery at Reichswald
11.30 hrs: Depart towards Dutch border
12.30 hrs: Arrive at Overloon museum
12.45 hrs: Lunch in museum restaurant
13.30 hrs: Visit museum
15.30 hrs: Wrap-up talk and disperse


 
events

During the GNE lecture season, events are regularly held and talks are given about once a month and unless otherwise stated, these are delivered in English. The visiting speakers are all experts in their chosen fields and their lectures are both informative and entertaining. They may feature different aspects of British life, arts and culture, places and people. Occasionally we are also treated to a traveller`s tale. Wherever possible, lectures are illustrated.
An overview of this year`s programme is given below. For more details on our events and talks please click events & talks. For the full programme with dates, venues and entry fees per branch, please click branches.

 
John Cameron Webb:

On 27th September John Cameron-Webb and Gerard Sprenger will be conducting a guided tour of the Market Garden battlefield and on 28th touring the border area of Germany looking at the Rhine Crossing battle of Feb-March 1944 Operation Veritable.  The tour will finish at the National War Museum in Overloon, near Venray.
Gerard Sprenger: Former history teacher; avid WWII historian and Dutch Grenadier Guardsman.
John Cameron-Webb: Battlefield guide mainly focussing on WWI, but has conducted Market Garden with Gerard in the past and Waterloo tours. John has organized already four successful trips for GNE and CADS members about WWI and WWII:
• Amsterdam: `War walk` (2011, with Gerard Sprenger);
• Ieper: (2011);
• Albert (France): `Somme Battlefields` (2012);
• Arnhem: Battlefield Tour `Market-Garden` (2013).

Operation Market Garden and Operation Veritable Battlefield More information...