BTA44 verzorgt basis én maatwerktours voor individuen, kleine en grote groepen over de Slag bij Arnhem, van zowel de Duitse als de Britse kant gezien.
Battlefield Tours Arnhem 1944
Unit specific tours, tracing your relative's footsteps!
A German training unit on a scheduled field training exercise successfully delayed the approach of 1 (UK) Airborne Division to the centre of Arnhem by about nine hours. How and why this unit commander could react so effectively will become
The German requirement to retake the Arnhem road bridge was urgent and critically important as it was part of the main supply route for the defence of Nijmegen. The road to Nijmegen needed to be cleared of enemy obstacles as
With Lt Col Frost’s 2nd Parachute Battalion, 1 Parachute Brigade cut off on the bridge and and the halting and expulsion of the other British para units from the town, this was an important phase for the Germans during the
After the surrender of Lt Col Frost’s 2nd Battalion, 1 Parachute Brigade on the bridge, the withdrawal of the other British units from Arnhem and the digging in of the remainder of 1(UK) Airborne Division in Oosterbeek, the eventual capture
Customised Tours A battlefield tour covering the Battle at Arnhem can be tailored totally to your wishes. You can follow in the footsteps of a specific unit or an individual soldier, from landing till evacution or capture! And that story...Read more
Review 2 day Customised Tour
Dirk provided an superb, in-depth tour that surgically dissected and analysed "The Battle", it's progress (which was provided almost as a running commentary as it happened during those days) and it's ultimate, tragic failure. We got to learn personally about the combatants from all sides (which was refreshing) and the tour was interspersed with revealing anecdotes that made this tour come alive and provide a human touch. We left inspired to learn more about the astonishing courage to these men.
★★★★★ Dirk provided the most comprehensive tour possible. He made it very personal with stories of individual Soldiers. Dirk took us through the progression of the battle. Our tour began at the cemetery where Dirk introduced the fallen Soldiers, and ended at the bridge. The pace and rhythm of the tour was perfect for us. Dirk has done extensive research and shared documents in his binder.
The Battle at Arnhem, also known as the Battle for Arnhem, was part of a larger Allied operation called Operation Market-Garden. It was led by the British in September 1944. The whole operation was intended to seize a number of...Read more
Review Custom Tour
★★★★★ Thank you so much for your wonderful tour of the Battle of Arnhem. Your attention to detail, use of maps and photos, really put you back to September 1944.
Review 1 day Custom Tour
★★★★★ I had excellent communication with Dirk prior to my arrival in Arnhem. He sent me a comprehensive itinerary, I identified a few points of interest that I wanted to see and he adjusted the itinerary to cater for my needs. He arrived promptly at my hotel, Dirk was friendly and I immediately felt at ease with him. The whole tour exceeded my expectations, it was comprehensive and developed my knowledge of the battle. Dirk knows his subject intimately, I totally recommend him as a guide, thanks.
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