The Airborne Region Foundation

The memory of the Battle of Arnhem

The Airborne Region Foundation wants to keep the memory of the Battle of Arnhem alive. By encouraging people to learn from the lessons concerning – the prevention of – wars and conflicts for the sake of acquiring and maintaining peace and freedom. In order to succeed in doing that, we must adhere to three important principles:

COMMEMORATE

Honour and commemorate those who have played a role in regaining our freedom during the Battle of Arnhem.
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UNDERSTAND

Become aware of the fact that peace and freedom cannot be taken for granted and are not commonplace in many parts of the world.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO?

EXPERIENCE

Undergo intense experiences that contribute to our commemorating and understanding.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Battle of Arnhem was a major battle in and around Arnhem during the Second World War. The military operation took place from 17 to 25 September 1944 and was part of the larger Operation Market Garden. As the Allied forces were unable to capture the bridge crossing the Rhine in Arnhem, it would take another eight long months before the Netherlands as a whole was liberated. 

Operation Market Garden was the biggest military operation in the Netherlands in the Second World War. The military offensive took place in September 1944. Operation Market Garden consisted of two components: Operation Market (the airborne operation employing four Airborne divisions) and Operation Garden (a ground offensive). The objective of Operation Market Garden was to end the Second World War as quickly as possible by liberating North-Western Europe from Nazi suppression. This required nine bridges to be captured. The bridge in Arnhem was the final bridge that had to be captured by the Allies.

Airborne troops is the name of military groups that are moved by aircraft, sometimes even behind enemy lines. Once the soldiers are dropped by parachute, they take part in ground battles. Airborne divisions can pop up ‘out of the blue’ almost anywhere and can therefore attack an opponent unexpectedly from behind.

Partners

ABWO

Airborne Culinair Ede

Airborne in the city

Airborne Lombok

Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’

Airborne Wandeltocht

Airborne  75 Wolfheze

Arnhem 1944 Fellowship

Arnhems Oorlogsmuseum

Battlefield Discovery

Battlefield Tours

Betuws Oorlogsmuseum

Bilderberg

Bridge to Bridge

Bridge to Liberation

Brigde to the Future & War Requiem

BTA 44

Concertzaal Oosterbeek

Cultura Ede

De Blauwe Bever

DRG Battlefield Tours & Books

Europe Remembers

Gemeente Ede

Hart en Have

Introdans

Kasteel Doorwerth

Liberation Route Europe

LMK

Made in Arnhem

Market Garden Foundation

Molenplaats Sonsbeek

Musis en Stadstheater

Nacht van de Eusebius

Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei

OMD Arnhem

Ome Joops Tour

Opweg naar 2020; Omroep Gelderland

Oude Kerk Oosterbeek

Pathé Arnhem

Platform Militaire Historie Ede

Platform WO2

Polentocht Driel

Renkum Leeft

Reto

Running Promotion Gelderland

SAH communicatie

SLGA

Stichting 75 jaar vrijheid

Stichting Airborne Herdenkingen

Stichting Eusebius

Stichting Exploratie Renkumse Molen

Stichting Musea en Herinneringscentra

Stichting Music Herveld

The Battlefield Explorer Tours

Toerisme Veluwe Arnhem Nijmegen

Ton Battlefield Tours

Ulfts Mannenkoor

Vfonds

Vlaggenhandel

Welroos Media

WO2GLD

World Town Music

Wybo Boersma – Battlefield Guide

YOUCEE

Your Local Guide

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