THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. British troops at the Van Olderbarneveldstraat

Then & Now from the Battle of Arnhem in 1944

Koos Winkelman, an avid Dutch traveler and photographer, has made another great photographic Then & Now tribute, this time related to the Battle of Arnhem that occurred during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. His previous works include Amsterdam Then & Now during World War II and Battle of the Bulge Then & Now.

Anyone who can add more exact details to any of then ‘THEN’ photographs, such as units or names from personnel seen, please feel free to comment with the extra information or contact us.

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THEN & NOW: Wreck of a SdKfz 250 near the Van LImburg Stirumschool in Arnhem.Battle of Arnhem, SdKfz 250 near Limburg van Stirumschool in Arnhem

THEN & NOW: British troops during the Battle of Arnhem on 18-19 September 1944 at the Hulkesteinseweg, Arnhem.

Battle of Arnhem on 18-19 September 1944 at the Hulkesteinseweg, Arnhem.

THEN & NOW: German troops with two POWs and a captured US Jeep near Musis, Arnhem.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem: US Jeep near Musis, Arnhem.

THEN & NOW: Luftwaffe personnel with a 2 cm Flak in Arnhem at the Johan de Witlaan.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. 2 cm Flak in Arnhem at the Johan de Witlaan.

THEN & NOW: British Prisoners of War at the Van Olderbarneveldstraat during the Battle of Arnhem.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. British Prisoners of War at the Van Olderbarneveldstraat

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. British troops at the Van Olderbarneveldstraat

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Flak crew of 2 cm Flak 30 at Oosterbeek during Operation Market Garden.

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THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Flak crew of 2 cm Flak 30 at Oosterbeek during Operation Market Garden.

THEN & NOW: Photograph of the 21st Independent Para Coy taken by Mrs. Kremer in the back garden of Station Weg No. 8.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Photograph of the 21st Independent Para Coy taken by Mrs. Kremer in the back garden of Station Weg No. 8

THEN & NOW: A Sturmgeschütz on the Utrechtseweg in Oosterbeek, 1944.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. A Sturmgeschütz on the Utrechtseweg in Oosterbeek, 1944.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Allied aircraft dropping supplies near the Utrechtseweg, Oosterbeek, 1944.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Allied troops dropping supplies near the Utrechtseweg, Oosterbeek, 1944.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Paratroopers folding a parachute at Utrechtseweg No. 2 Hotel Hartenstein (now a museum), Oosterbeek, 1944.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Troops folding a parachute at Utrechtseweg No. 2 Hotel Hartenstein (now a museum), Oosterbeek, 1944.

THEN & NOW: German troops with a captured US Jeep. Photograph was taken on the corner of Vogelweg and Emmastraat, Oosterbeek.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Photograph taken on the corner of Vogelweg and Emmastraat, Oosterbeek.

THEN & NOW: Sturmgeschütz III on the Benedendorpseweg in Oosterbeek.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Sturmgeschütz III on the Benedendorpseweg in Oosterbeek.

THEN & NOW: The battle-damaged Church of Oosterbeek.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. The battle-damaged Church of Oosterbeek.

THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Allied troops at Doorwerth in September, 1944 during Operation Market Garden.

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THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. Troops at Doorwerth in September, 1944 during Operation Market Garden.

For those interested, award winning author Anthony Beever is currently busy writing one of his newest books called “The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of WWII“, which will be released in September of 2018. There’s an option to pre-order it for 24,90 GBP on Amazon (UK) and Amazon (US) for $25.86.


Read more such as Then & Now from the Battle of Arnhem, Operation Market Garden brought in 37 Photographs or Operation Market Garden brought in Stunning Colorized Images . We’ve added two new books reviews covering this subject: Arnhem 1944 – The Human Tragedy of the Bridge Too Far and Images of War: The Battle for Arnhem.

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