Arnhem 75th Anniversary.

I am making plans to travel to Arnhem next September for the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden.

My current plan is to camp near Arnhem on a “one man and his dog” basis, from 16th to 23rd September 2019, attending whatever commemorations we can get to and visiting the sites and museums.

But I wonder if any of my blog followers have a similar interest, and would be prepared to share a car and a tent (or even a caravan if finances allow) for a week on a shared cost basis with a curmudgeonly old git and an over-friendly dog.

If interested, please send an e-mail to greywhiskers@me.com with the title Arnhem75, and we can discuss options.

The Taking of Arnhem Bridge

 

The second attempt at adding this post.  The content vanished on publication last time.

The continuing story of Market Garden re-created as a play by e-mail campaign.

Arnhem Bridge
17th September 1944, 15:15
1st Airborne Recce Squadron attacks the bridge from the south.
Defenders. 1 company of infantry, including 1 platoon in a bunker on the south side of the bridge
Game notes

British take first turn. As there is only one unit on each side, 
command cards are not used.

Victory is determined by either the British capturing the bridge 
or the Germans eliminating the British.
The jeeps raced up the road and opened fire on the defenders, scoring 2 hits.
19440917 1515 Arnhem a
The Germans returned their fire.
One jeep was hit and the other two fell back 200 yards.
19440917 1515 Arnhem b
The jeeps moved around to the left flank and tried again. A third German platoon was wiped out.
19440917 1515 Arnhem c
The last platoon, in the bunker, fired back causing no casualties.
It now came down to a straight firefight which the British won.
By 15:35 the bridge was in British hands, but for how long…?
19440917 1515 Arnhem d