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photoblog image The Battle of Arnhem, NL, WWII (2 of 3)

The Battle of Arnhem, NL, WWII (2 of 3)

  

Astrid and I took son Mark to the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek, NL, to see Operation Market Garden,

the battle showcased in the movie "A Bridge too Far."  Totally worth the experience.

 

 

The Battle of Arnhem, NL, WWII (2 of 3)

  

Astrid and I took son Mark to the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek, NL, to see Operation Market Garden,

the battle showcased in the movie "A Bridge too Far."  Totally worth the experience.

 

 

comments (23)

A great moment in military history...
Ginnie Hart: ...and very sad, Larry. There was so much stock put into this mission that failed (as told in A Bridge too Far). I really got my education that day in this museum.
Belle illustration de la guerre.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 24 Oct 2018, 01:06
I like the treatment on this display.great lighting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bonnie. Many places in the museum were quite dark but there was enough light to get the gust of what was happening.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 24 Oct 2018, 01:18
the backlighting is fantastic and i love the color palette
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. I'm not a huge fan of museums (except for European churches) but would take all our English visitors to this one, since it's mostly about them in this particular WWII battle. Very educational.
Very solemn, well shot, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It was indeed solemn, Elizabeth, and a museum all our English friends would love to see. Thanks.
Surprenante et jolie photo. Insolite également cet engin au milieu des gravas.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I hate war, Pascale, and always see the total chaos and rubble of it, almost beyond repair. This museum displays it well. Merci.
Quite poignant. It's too bad it was a failure, but they had to try and try again.
Thank goodness they did!!
Ginnie Hart: Well said, Rob. Many people died doing so but in the end, that terrible war was ended. God forbid we now start a WWIII.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 Oct 2018, 06:25
This looks very realistic
Ginnie Hart: It was all like this, Chris, which is why we WILL take you there.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Oct 2018, 06:27
The sound-effects with it made it "real" and you could just feel what happened there. I like your treatment, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I almost forgot about the sound effects, Astrid, but you're right. It all was quite intense. Bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Oct 2018, 06:35
The epitome of destruction! Perhaps a bit too estatically presented?
Ginnie Hart: The destruction was clearly present throughout this exhibition, Philine, which really added to its dramatic power of presentation.
Un grand moment d' histoire..Très belle prise de vue , merci
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. This is a history we dare never forget...lest it happen again!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Oct 2018, 07:13
This all looks so real, Ginnie - I can understand your learning so much that day
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Lisl. Astrid reminded me that there were parts of the museum that had sound effects. You really felt you were in the middle of a war zone.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 Oct 2018, 07:27
Sometimes my study looks like this Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I quite doubt it, Chad!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 24 Oct 2018, 07:40
Une lumière adaptée
JP
Ginnie Hart: ...during a dark period of history! Merci, JP.
Arnhem was Montgomery's idea. It was compounded by bad intelligence and ignoring the warnings of the Dutch that there was heavy German artillery there. The men who fought there put up an heroic struggle
Ginnie Hart: We were totally paying attention to the movie, Bill, and "got" the Montgomery part. To then see the museum was the full experience, as you can imagine.
it's good that people like Mark exist... 'Lest we forget'...
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Elaine. Lest we forget. (No image from you today???)
De atmosfeer van de oorlog goed weergelegd
Ginnie Hart: Inderdaad, Marjolein. All the reenactments are spot on.
Another fine shot Ginnie, great lighting. Near where I grew up, not far from Cambridge, there is a very large American War Cemetery where several thousand of your compatriots are buried or remembered, if you ever come to the U.K. and are in that area you might feel inclined to visit what is a very beautiful place https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/cambridge-american-cemetery#.W9BKqFVKjcs
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for the info, Brian. Since living in Europe, I have become keenly aware of and interested in WWII "stuff" and have been amazed at all the memorials everywhere. America sent many soldiers overseas during this war but those places served were NOT in our own homeland, and thus not where the memorials are. Most sobering for me here.
This has some history to it...
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Sudipto!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 24 Oct 2018, 12:34
Gorgeous tones and contrasts captured in this shot!! The helmet adds an emotional aspect here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Steven.
Your choice of dark lighting is perfect for this war torn scene.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruthie. After all, war really is "dark," isn't it!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Oct 2018, 15:51
It seems that the lighting in the museum aids with making a side lighted picture, as if you are in a studio. Looks dramatic.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly as you have said, Louis. It's one o the best museums I've seen.
  • willy
  • BelgiĆ«
  • 25 Oct 2018, 19:07
prachtige belichting bij deze scène Ginnie

greetings
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Willy. It's a great museum for photos.

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