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Author Topic: Airborne Wandeltocht (march)  (Read 3935 times)
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« on: 31 August 2011, 18:46:39 »
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This year is the 65th aniversary of this memorial march in commemoration of the British and Polish airbornetroops who fought for our liberation.
Its origin dates back to the year after the liberation.
People could walk through the Oosterbeek area visiting all memorial sites and historical places like the cemetary, the Hartenstein Hotel and more.
Traditionally the money payed by the people was spent on bringing veterans here to visit old sites.
Every year soldiers of different countries are present, traditionally we bring a military salute on the cemetary ground to honour those who died for our freedom.

If you would like to participate I would like to invite you, you can find all info on this link: https://www.airbornewandeltocht.nl/individuelen/
I will post pictures later.

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« Reply #1 on: 4 September 2011, 11:55:38 »
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Yesterday on saturday the 3rd september I have done this march together with 3 other soldiers from my platoon.
It was pretty warm with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius.
Needles to say that we were sweating awefully under our equipment and backpacks, I drank 3 liters of water and a bottle of sportsdrink:)
The fire department had several points with showers where you colud cool down.
The heat didnt scared people away, over 32.000 people participated in this event, which is one of the biggest marches in Europe.(1 day events)
Unfortunately the march isnt a part of our trainingprogramme anymore but nonetheless there were enough soldiers around.
Like every year we pay the cemetary at Oosterbeek a visit to show our respect to the fallen British and Polish soldiers with a military salute and a moment of silence.
Unfortunately I did nopt make pictures, my camera broke down.
I hope to get some later this week from the armycameraman.

The monument:

View at the cross.


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