Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The one with Operation Market Garden

Seventy years ago last weekend, Operation Market Garden took place, fought in the Netherlands and Germany. It was an unsuccesful military operation during the Second World War, and at the time it was the largest airborne operation. In case you are interested, more info can be found here. Around 30 clubs, museums and other parties joined forces to commemorate Operation Market Garden, during multiple events. One of the events was a tour consisting of historic military vehicles, one of their stops was in my hometown Nijmegen. Me and my camera went to see them, and we came home with over 100 photo's. Don't be afraid, I've made a selection.



 
 

 


 
 These lovely ladies were kind enough to strike a pose.







This was a specially crowded part of the tour, apparantly something good under the hood.
Lots of men gathered around this engine. 
 








 



How awesome are these guys?  

Not just cars, other vehicles joined as well



 


11 comments:

  1. I love the shot of the torn flag!
    And those dogs are cute :) The last time I went to see a military event was a long time ago in Berlin.

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  2. The pictures you took are really amazing! Really love the details you picked!

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  3. Fun seeing all the old vehicles. That poor American flag!
    Love your last shot :)

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  4. Look at all of those old vehicles! I'm so fascinated by historical events like this. I went to a reenactment with a friend a few years ago and it was a lot of fun.

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  5. I love the dogs! My undergraduate degree is in modern European history and my advisor's main concentration was 19th and 20th century Germany. I would have loved to see this reenactment in person!

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  6. Great photos! What is it with men looking under the hood of a vehicle? Too funny! That is so great that this tour stopped in your hometown.

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  7. The dogs look like Kelpie, Australian cattle dogs.

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  8. Very cool! (And intense!) I love all of the history shown through your photos. The dogs are my favorite (of course).

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  9. This looked like such an interesting event, Marieken. In our annual CNE, there's always a military exhibit, and I've always been fascinated by it...thanks for sharing these photos.

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  10. You took some great pictures. It looks like a fascinating place and very historic.

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  11. Dogs looks like real heros! Oh and it looks like my "boy" except the color! Flag's pics is perfect! overall the lovely post and great memories!

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