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The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe or Holocaust Memorial, in #Berlin honours the #Jewish victims of the #Holocaust during the WW2. The memorial was designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It was inaugurated on 10 May 2005, sixty years after the end of the war. #europeremembers#liberationroute
Our Team Member Joey van Meesen created this amazing Then & Now Video last week. We're currently working on something much bigger! Video: Then & Now of a German Panther passing by Hotel Biron (not visible in the video) in the town od Rochefort. It's driving in the direction of St. Hubert on December 24th 1944. (Caption by www.battle-of-the-bulge.be)
All around the world we remember today the end of the "La grande guerre", the WWI. The centennial of the end of war was celebrated today and it was an emotional warning. Especially the French President Macron reminded us in Paris what can happen if history will repeat itself. Let‘s do not forget. 🌺 #liberationroute
Lest We Forget. We took a #roadtrip yesterday and drove through #TheNetherlands to follow the #liberationroute of WW2. #remembranceday#war#history#sad#museums#monuments#respect#remember#today#veteransday#november#weekend#service#poppies#memorials#lestweforget#europe#europeliving#amsterdam#amsterdamliving#expat#expatlife#airbornemuseum#warmuseumoverloon#arnhem#nationalliberationmuseum#travel
Friday Mini Travelogue: Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. . . Are we doing this again? . This is the first, and so far the only war cemetery I’ve been to. Not on purpose but I didn’t have that much interest in them. A few years ago my brother and I happened to stop for a few hours in Arnhem, Netherlands, and while walking around we noticed some framed photos posted outside some buildings and homes. In these black and white photos I saw young men in uniform standing outside the same building I now stood in front of. We noticed more down the street and followed them. Eventually we made our way to the Airborne Cemetery. As I looked over the hundreds of stones I noticed the ages of those buried here, so many were barely in their twenties, many others didn’t even make it that far and the thirty year olds, well they were the elderly. Hundreds still are missing names, and the cemetery is set to expand as they are finding more remains. It’s a very moving place especially when you give it your time and attention. It brings the brutality of war to reality. Something I think is necessary for all of us to learn about and remember, especially in the resurgence of toxic nationalisms. Let’s honour their sacrifice by not repeating the mistakes of the past, or all too soon, it will be our names on stones. Of course that’s if we’re fortunate to be buried with one. . . #instagram#eyeem#gurushots#photocrowd#500px#remembrance#remember#rememberandlearn#toxicnationalism#war#nogloryinwar#arnhem#oosterbeek#arnhemoosterbeekwarcemetery#liberationroute#operationmarketgarden#paratroopers#horrorsofwar#100yearslater#remembranceday#remembranceday2018#travel#travellogue#blackandwhitephotography#bnwphotography#bnwphoto#cemeteryphotography
In the #Hürtgen Forest the #Allies were faced with difficult terrain, bad weather and German fortifications. This meant that progress came slow and at a high cost. For the Allied soldiers fighting in the Huertgen Forerst the first syllable of the name of the forest (“hurt”) became an omen of what was to be expected here. #europeremembers#liberationroute#germany
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Promoting the Bastogne War Museum and the events in the frame of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge at the biggest travel market of Europe in London . . #ardennes#bastogne#bastognewarmuseum#wtm#WTMLDN#worldtravelmarket#walloniatourism#wbt#wallonia#tourism#fair#trade#travel#international#promotion#wwii#worldwar2#battleofthebulge#london#liberationroute#landofmemory#remembrance#luxembourgbelge#tempora@tempora_expo#battlefield#touroperator#europeremembers#networking
War is not only about battles, battlefields, winners or losers. It is also about mourning, souvenirs, reconstruction and commemoration. In the hamlet of #Recogne, near #Bastogne in #Belgium, a German cemetery gathers the remains of more than 6,800 German soldiers from 17 to 52 years old, who died during theSecond World War. #ww2#liberationroute#europeremembers
#MardassonMemorial in #Bastogne was inaugurated in 1950 to bear witness to #Belgium’s gratitude to the American soldiers who risked or lost their lives on Belgian soil. The monument takes the form of a star. Engraved in gold lettering, the story of the battle can be read on the walls of the open gallery. A walkway situated at the summit offers the visitor a panoramic view of the defensive positions held during the siege of the town. The Memorial is endowed with a crypt, decorated with a mosaic by the French artist Fernand Léger. #liberationroute#europeremembers#memorial
During the last six months of the war in Europe, together with the Dutch hydraulics engineer Lt. C. L. M. Lambrechtsen van Ritthem, major Edwin Hunt (Royal Engineers) advised the Chief Engineer Second Army, Brigadier "Ginger" Campbell, on the "opposed crossing of water obstacles", so that the longest floating Bailey bridge of the Second World War could be constructed at Gennep in the Netherlands. This bridge over the river Maas (Meuse) was 4,008 feet (1,222 m) long, and was opened on 19 February 1945. During a battlefield tour Major Edwin Hunt (middle on the photo) visited again the place where the Bailey bridge was located. #gennep#1944#holland1944#bailybridge#liberationroute#liberationofholland
Don't forget to lace your shoes and wear clean socks everyday. You don't want to end up with frostbite or trenchfoot. Then & Now: Sgt. William D Tritt. 607 S. Newport St., Tampa, FL, dries his feet in front of an open fire after wading in the cold waters of a stream to place explosive charges under a bridge near Nettine, Belgium. 51st Combat Engineer Battalion, 83rd Division. 30 Dec 1944. Signal Corps Photo #ETO-45-5138 (Moran). Released by Field Press Censor 3 Jan 1945. As you can see the house changed a bit over the past years. Google Street View still shows the old house!
Awesome day at the expo in Ciney with my dad and first time without my video camera. Since I live at Arnhem I forgot to take it back to Rotterdam this week. On the other side it was great walking around looking for some Field Manuals! Catched up with the man behind the most famous stand @donaldvandenbogert and great to meet the rest of you @tmtamas11@_ricks_militaria_@damon_meuffels@tilgu671 And eventually got my Field Manual FM 30-20 about Military Maps!
The Iron Mike monument near the bridge at La Fière, France. It is built to commemmorate the units of the 82nd Airborne that fought a fierce battle here during the first few days in Normandy. Company G of the 401st GIR had to cross a completely exposed causeway that was surrounded by flooded fields. The only way to the town ahead was across that causeway. At the end the Germans were waiting for them
#Ysselsteyn is a small village in the municipality of Venray in Limburg, Netherlands. It was established in 1921 and named after its designer, Hendrik Albert van IJsselsteyn, then Minister of Agriculture. Ysselsteyn's main object of interest is the Ysselsteyn German war cemetery at Timmermansweg 73, which covers about 28 hectares (69 acres) and contains the graves of 31,598 German war dead, most of whom who died in the Netherlands during #ww2.#liberationroute#europeremembers#cemetery
Hello from College Park, Maryland! We're pretty excited to be at NARA College Park today and tomorrow in an effort to add the important archival research of Unit Histories, After Action Reports, Photographs, and Maps to the products and services of Footsteps Researchers! We're really enthusiastic about the next two days and will report back to you! Being able to offer archival research services from both NARA St. Louis and NARA College Park is very important as many people are unaware of the sources available in there. Providing our clients with this information for their books, research, scholary work, documentaries and other project is a top priority for us!
One of my favorite new books. If you like maps, Peter Chasseaud's 'Mapping the First World War' and 'Mapping the Second World War' are definitely worth getting. The research of the role in topographic maps during both wars is in its infancy. I think I can add something new to the existing research, so I hope to write my thesis about this subject.
@daniellibeskind and Liberation Route Europe Foundation (LRE) have announced their cooperation around a unique transnational memorial which will unite, for the first time, countries, regions, important sites, milestones, and stories in the last phase of World War II. Using a series of markers called “Vectors,” this trail will combine Libeskind’s world-renowned and innovative practice with Liberation Route Europe’s strong network of engaged partners throughout Europe. Those joined forces will create a sustainable connection based on a shared European history. #vectors#hikingtrail#worldwar2#liberationroute#europeremembers
... autumn 🍃 is coming... even sad and melancholic places get a colored touch... the cycle of nature through the year reminds us on the circle of life... life is a gift... lead your focus on the things that really count... and enjoy to the max... the pictures were taken around Groesbeek (NL), the former Market Garden area in WWII... you see the Canadian 🍁 war cemetery ⛼ and two stations of the liberation route... #autumn#herbst#automne#herfst#netherlands#holland#groesbeek#WWII#marketgarden#liberation#route#liberationroute#höhrstein#remenbrance#memorial#remember#history#war#cemetery#warcemetery#leaf#colored#sunshine#longshadows#freedomisntfree#leastweforget
Staff Sergeant Walter Strauss, from New York, searches German prisoners in front of what is today the "Café Peiffer" in Mecher-Dunkrodt, Luxembourg, on January 11th 1945. They were captured earlier that day by the 359th Infantry Regiment at the Doncols crossroads (NARA - Danny Parker).
Footsteps Researchers will be at NARA College Park (Maryland), October 17-26. We have a few time slots available for client research; unit historical reports, after action reports, unit journals, general orders, photographs, and maps. Please use the contact form on our website to request a project quote. www.footstepsresearchers.com/contact-us Army * WWII Army unit records, World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948. * WWII Army Unit Histories, 1943-1967. * European Theater of Operations (ETO), Engineer Unit Histories, 1942-1946 and Organizational Unit Records, 1943-1947. *Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), Records of Historical Unit Medical Detachments (HUMEDS). Army Air Forces *World War II Combat Operations Reports, 1941-1946, Mission Reports. Navy *Deck logs, U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941-1983. *Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 1/1/1939 - 1/1/1949. *World War II Command Files, 1918-1945. *World War II War Diaries, 12/7/1941 - 12/31/1945. World War II Action and Operational Reports. Marine Corps *Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries for the US Marine Corps * Geographic Files, Records Relating to United States Marine Corps Operations in World War II, 1939 - 1949.
L i b e r a t i o n r o u t e @parklingezegen#liberation#liberationroute#marketgarden#operationmarketgarden#rijnwaalpad#parklingezegen#linge#elst#arnhem#arnhemzuid#nijmegen#bemmel#gelderland#nederland#sky#skyporn#clouds#cloudporn#samsung#galaxy#samsunggalaxy#galaxys8#samsunggalaxys8
Last summer I met David Marshall of M Company, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division. The days being with him visiting the former battlefields in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany were one of the best day as it was the first time I really was able to spend time with a World War Two veteran. Besides, David felt like a grandpa to me and I had a hard time saying goodbye to him. A week ago in Normandy I was overwhelmed when David's guardian had a surprise for me. His guardian was also the guardian for Frank Agoglia, which is why I got to see him again. All of a sudden during the crew's lunch the documentary director made an announcement. He started talking about me and that David had a present for me. Within one second of seeing the shape of the bag I knew what was in there: A letter and a US M1 helmet. David Marshall gave his helmet, which he wore in in combat during the Second World War, to me! You could say I was stunned and speechless. In my head I was like: OH MY GOD!! I made David a promise last summer: to annualy visit the grave of his best friend Smitty who was killed on November 19th 1944 in Germany. Smitty is burried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten. And, with this helmet I will keep spreading David's story for the rest of my life.
Sgt Philip Albert Justis was born in 1916 in Somerville, Massachusetts. He `was drafted in 1941 and trained for three years before coming to Europe. Eventually he joined the 359th Infantry Regiment of the 90th Infantry Division, nicknamed 'Tough 'Ombres'. He was a member of Company I and landed on Utah Beach on June 6th 1944. The division saw heavy action in July and suffered one of the highest casualty rates with over 5000 killed. Sgt Philip Justis was wounded in these actions and died of his wounds on July 20th. He's now burried at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach. May he rest in peace. #footstepsresearchers.
Ray W. Chapple was the commander of Battery B, 333rd Artillery Battalion. Interestingly, the 333rd was a complete African American unit led by white officers. The unit itself is infamously known for the massacre of eleven of men Battery C near the town of Wereth, Belgium, on December 16th during of the Battle of the Bulge. They were named the 'Wereth 11'. The 333rd was assigned to 106th Infantry Division and remained in positions near Schonberg, Belgium when the German offensive broke out. On the 17th of December, Battery C got outflanked and cut off from the rest. Batteries A and B, also overrun, managed to fall back with a couple of men to the Belgian town of Bastogne where took up defensive positions with the men of the 696th Field Artillery Battalion. This was another African American Artillery Battalion positioned alongside the 101st Airborne Division. On December 24th, the German Luftwaffe bombed the town of Bastogne and as a result Ray W. Chapple, B Battery CO was killed. #footstepsresearchers
It's funny how big these bunkers are. Last weekend I was able to visit Pointe du Hoc. Here the 2nd Ranger Battalion landed and climbed up the cliffs to find that most of the German artillery was gone. The wind on top of Pointe du Hoc was crazy. I think I've never faced that much wind in my life!!
IWM London is one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum in England. It comprises different exhibitions presenting the stories of people whose lives have been impacted by war, through unique documents and objects, art, sound, film and other means. The museum offers two permanent displays focusing on the Second World War: ‘The Holocaust Exhibition’ and ‘A Family in Wartime’. #vsco#vscocam#worldwar2#liberationroute#europeremembers#london#iwmlondon
The church in Colleville-sur-Mer where the church steeple was blown off. Some sources say it was the combination of multiple panzerfausts, other sources say it was the naval artillery that blow the tower off. The men of 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment were the first to enter the town around 11am on June 6th 1944.
One of the main objectives of Allied forces-led Operation Market Garden in 1944 was to capture the two bridges across the Waal river in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. This task proved to be difficult. In a desperate effort to maintain the momentum, U.S. paratroopers crossed the Waal in canvas boats. Attacking from both sides, they managed to capture the bridges intact. Forty years later the ‘Waal Memorial’ was erected to honour the soldiers who fell during the Waal crossing. In 2013 a third bridge over the Waal was inaugurated by the last surviving veterans of the assault, and Mrs. Barbara Gavin, the eldest daughter of General James Gavin, the ‘liberator’ of Nijmegen. The new bridge is named ‘the Crossing’ (De Oversteek) to commemorate the heroic crossing that liberated Nijmegen in 1944. #vsco#vscocam#europeremembers#liberationroute#nijmegen#deoversteek
On the 57 acres of Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium the remains of 7.992 American soldiers are interred. Most of these men lost their lives during the advance of the U.S. forces into Germany. The U.S. 1st Infantry Division liberated this site on 11 September 1944. A battlefield cemetery was established on 28 September 1944. #europeremembers#liberationroute#worldwar2#belgium#vsco#vscocam
Omaha beach in Normandy, Northern France, is the most renowned of the five landing spots of D-Day, 6 June 1944. On this beautiful 6-km-long beach the U.S. troops had to deal with German defense that was still virtually intact. American divisions suffered heavy losses and came close to disaster. Soon the beach was dubbed ‘Bloody Omaha’. #worldwar2#omaha#liberationroute#europeremembers#vsco#vscocam
Frank made two glider landings with G Company, 325th GIR, 82nd Airborne Division. One on June 7th 1944 in Normandy and one on September 23rd 1944 in Holland (The Netherlands). In November 1944 he was sent to a hospital due to trench foot and remained there until the end of the war.
My @gadventures Baltics tour has ended, but I still have a lot more to share! The tour was a great success and one of the better G tours I’ve been on (and I’ve been on 14 tours!) I was able to visit 3 new countries on the tour, and even used the opportunity to visit two other countries on either end of the trip (Belarus and Russia). I learned a lot about the Baltic states, and the differences between them (and the difference are quite large). I’ll be posting more photos as I process them, and as always follow along on my Instagram Stories, where I’m much more active. If you are interested in taking the same exact trip I did through the Baltics, click on the URL in my bio! Today I’m leaving Helsinki and will be heading to London where I’ll be starting a trip through Western Europe following the Liberation Route which the Allies took in WWII. I’ll be starting in London and working my way to Berlin via France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The photo today was taken in Riga, Latvia. #everythingeverywhere#baltics#instatravel#travelgram#travelphotography#landscapephotography#gadventures#gwanderers#latvia#liberationroute
We are proud and thrilled to announce the publication next summer of "Travel the Liberation Route Europe", a @roughguides travel book which will take you on a unique remembrance journey throughout the Europe of 1944-1945. #WWII#EuropeRemembers#travel#remembrancetourism#travelgram#instatravel#experience#dday#battleofthebulge#operationmarketgarden#uk#france#belgium#luxembourg#netherlands#germany#poland#italy#czechrepublic#liberationroute#guidebook#roughguides
Then & Now: Cromwell tanks of the 2nd Welsh Guard Division move through Eindhoven on September 18/19 1944. As you can see today the house to the right is gone. The Germans bombed Einhoven on the evening of September 19th, in an attempt to destroy the vital transit routes for the British XXX Corps. The death toll hit 229. (Statistic from Liberationroute.nl)
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Patrick H. Neill is one of those men you never hear about. In fact, he was part of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. He joined the Company on December 4th 1944 in Mourmelon, France. He would have his first and last battle outside Bastogne. On January 13th he was Killed in Action during the attack on Foy, Belgium. Today he is burried at the Luxembourg American Military Cemetery: Plot B, Row 9, Grave 34.
Ernest Hemingway looking at a map with a soldier during World War II. Detailed maps of Europe have been around since the 1800s. One can understand how crucial a good map of the area you are going to fight a battle in is. During World War 2 they proved to be a major factor in coordinating troops and enemy position. The impact it had in the US & GB armies did not lay with just the map. It lay in having a universal grid system and being able to communicate positions through radio.
And thats a wrap. Thank you @visitarnhem for an amazing couple of days during the Battle of Arnhem remembrance weekend. Combining the ceremonies and special activities in Arnhem with riding the Liberation route Arnhem for @wielrenblad magazine. visitarnhem @visitarnhem#wewillrememberthem#arnhem#abridgetoofar#airborne#gelderland#wielrenblad#georgedeswijzen@specialized_nlbe@tomacyclesnl#larstoma#liberationroute@liberationroute#liberationroutearnhem@gemeentearnhem#pegasus@canonnederland
A bridge too far. Impressive visit to the Battle of Arnhem remembrance weekend. Combining the ceremonies and special activities in Arnhem with riding the Liberation route Arnhem for @wielrenblad magazine. visitarnhem @visitarnhem#wewillrememberthem#arnhem#abridgetoofar#airborne#gelderland#wielrenblad#georgedeswijzen@royalbritishlegion@tomacyclesnl#larstoma#liberationroute@liberationroute#liberationroutearnhem#oosterbeek@gemeentearnhem#pegasus@royalbritishlegion#willys#jeep#willysjeep
Race to the bridge Impressive visit to the Battle of Arnhem remembrance weekend. Combining the ceremonies and special activities in Arnhem with riding the Liberation route Arnhem for @wielrenblad magazine. visitarnhem @visitarnhem#wewillrememberthem#arnhem#abridgetoofar#airborne#gelderland#wielrenblad#georgedeswijzen@royalbritishlegion@specialized_nlbe@tomacyclesnl#specialized#larstoma#liberationroute@liberationroute#liberationroutearnhem#oosterbeek@gemeentearnhem#pegasus@royalbritishlegion
We will remember them. Impressive visit to the Battle of Arnhem remembrance weekend. Combining the ceremonies and special activities in Arnhem with riding the Liberation route Arnhem for @wielrenblad magazine. visitarnhem @visitarnhem#wewillrememberthem#arnhem#abridgetoofar#airborne#gelderland#wielrenblad#georgedeswijzen@royalbritishlegion@specialized_nlbe#sworks@tomacyclesnl#specialized#rovalwheels#larstoma#liberationroute@liberationroute#liberationroutearnhem#oosterbeek@gemeentearnhem#pegasus@royalbritishlegion
A bridge too far. Impressive visit to the Battle of Arnhem remembrance weekend. Combining the ceremonies and special activities in Arnhem with riding the Liberation route Arnhem for @wielrenblad magazine. visitarnhem @visitarnhem#wewillrememberthem#arnhem#abridgetoofar#airborne#gelderland#wielrenblad#georgedeswijzen@royalbritishlegion@specialized_nlbe#sworks@tomacyclesnl#specialized#rovalwheels#larstoma#liberationroute@liberationroute#liberationroutearnhem#oosterbeek@gemeentearnhem#pegasus@royalbritishlegion
Westerplatte - symbol of bravery, patriotism and steadfastness. Here the Second World War began.|Photo by @alice_from_wonderlanddd#coastdefenders#monument#westerplatte#westerplattemonument#liberationroute#gdansk#fifitravel#fifitravelgdansk#poland#gdanskguide#gdansksightseeing