A battlefield tour tailored to your wishes
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 evacuation or capture! And that story will be placed in the context of the whole “Operation Market” in the Arnhem area!
The day of the week and time, the point of departure or the finish location, specific interests about British or German units, all can be adapted to meet your personal knowledge and interests.
For example: in June 2017 and March 2018 I was able to show (great-)(grand)children of Arnhem-veterans what their (grand)dads had done and where they had been in the Arnhem-Oosterbeek-Wolfheze area. They were relatives of a Royal Signals Corps sergeant / radio-operator from 1 Airborne Division HQ and a private of 1 Parachute Battalion (T-Coy). Both of them survived and were evacuated in Operation Berlin.
A car, a bike or a walking tour: all are possible depending on the time available to you. The same applies for options on breaks and/or locations to have coffee, tea or lunch.
Do not hesitate to ask! It will be a great tour!
You may expect good use of the English language, excellent knowledge and the ability to meet individual needs and expectations.
Available options by area are:
1. Arnhem – John Frost bridge area (2-4 hours)
2. Arnhem – Elizabeth Hospital area (2-4 hours)
3. Arnhem – Oosterbeek – Wolfheze – Market Garden operations area (full or half day)
4. Oosterbeek – Airborne Museum tour (2 hours),
5. Oosterbeek – Airborne Cemetery tour (1,5 hour),
6. Oosterbeek – Perimeter tour (full, north or south part) (full or half day),
7. Betuwe – the Island – tours including Band of Brothers & German crossing locations (full day)
8. Betuwe – the Island – the German counter offensive 1-15 Oct 1944 (full day)
Available options by unit are:
1. Tour 1 (BR) Airborne Division (full day)
2. Tour 1 (BR) Parachute Brigade (full day)
3. Tour 4 (BR) Parachute Brigade (full day)
4. Tour 1 (BR) Airlanding Brigade (full day)
5. Tour 1 (BR) Parachute Battalion (Lt. Col. Dobie) (full or half day)
6. Tour 2 (BR) Parachute Battalion (Lt. Col. Frost) (full or half day)
7. Tour 3 (BR) Parachute Battalion (Lt. Col. Fitch) (full or half day)
8. Tour 1 (BR) Battalion Border Regiment (full or half day)
9. Tour 2 (BR) Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment (full or half day)
10. Tour 7 (BR) Battalion Kings Own Scottish Border Regiment (full or half day)
11. Tour 10 (BR) Parachute Battalion (full or half day)
12. Tour 11 (BR) Parachute Battalion (full or half day)
13. Tour 156 (BR) Parachute Battalion (full or half day)
14. Tour 1 Airlanding Light Regiment Royal Artillery (half day)
15. Tour British Royal Army Medical Corps units (half day)
16. Tour British Royal Engineer units (half day)
17. Tour 1 Polish Independent Parachute Brigade (full day)
18. Tour German FLAK around Arnhem and Deelen Airfield (under development) (full day)
19. Tour 9 SS Panzer Division “Hohenstaufen” (incl. Krafft & Spindler blocking positions) (full day)
20. Tour 10 SS Panzer Div “Frundsberg” (incl. Rhine bridge, Elst and October offensive) (full day)
21. Tour Division von Tettau or “Westgruppe” (full day)
From left to right: Kasteelweg Doorwerth, Renkumse Heide Heelsum, Duitsekampweg Wolfheze.