Back to the Bridge A Personal View of Remebrance

To anyone attending the Operation Market Garden commemorations for the first time, one of the most striking features is the whole-hearted welcome, warmth and friendship that the Dutch people extend to all those who make the trip whether they are driving a restored Sherman tank or have simply turned up to watch.

Whereas certain elements of the D-Day commemorations in Normandy have taken on the air of a theme park attraction, those across the Netherlands, and in the Arnhem area in particular, are on a much more human level.

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