Utrechtseweg, Arnhem, the Netherlands – © Ian R Gumm, 2014

Utrechtseweg, Arnhem, the Netherlands, should have been taking part in the Arnhem march this year, next year.

Then and Now: Utrechtesweg street in Arnhem during the failed Allied operation Market Garden.

Then and Now: Utrechtesweg street in Arnhem during the failed Allied operation Market Garden. Two British paratroopers from the Parachute Battalion lay dead on the sidewalk.

Arnhem When the allies launched their final attack on April and 1945 it was a ghost town. Only German soldiers were encountered who put up a terrific fight, causing even more damage to a city already heavily damaged.

British Paratrooper taking aim with an American M1 carbine from the first floor balcony of the Hartenstein Hotel in Oosterbeek, near Arnhem in The Netherlands. September 1944.

British Paratrooper taking aim with an American carbine from the first floor balcony of the Hartenstein Hotel in Oosterbeek, near Arnhem in The Netherlands. September Colourised by Doug Banks.

Soldiers from the 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen and StuG III’s from Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280 advance on the Onderlangs and the Utrechtseweg street in Arnhem, Netherlands in a mop up operation against British positions on 19 September 1944.

Soldiers from the SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen and StuG III’s from Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280 advance on the Onderlangs and the Utrechtseweg street in Arnhem, Netherlands in a mop up operation against British positions on 19 September

De strijd bij de brug is gestreden (hoek Johan van Oldebarneveldtstraat/Boulevard Heuvelink)

De strijd bij de brug is gestreden (hoek Johan van Oldebarneveldtstraat/Boulevard Heuvelink)

British paratroopers in the Oosterbeek Perimeter A lone wicker basket with long awaited supplies lands in the lawn in front of the Hartenstein Hotel on Utrechtse Weg in Oosterbeek. The Hartenstein was the British 1st Airborne Divisional HQ during the Battle of Arnhem.

British paratroopers in the Oosterbeek Perimeter A lone wicker basket with long awaited supplies lands in the lawn in front of the Hartenstein Hotel on Utrechtse Weg in Oosterbeek. The Hartenstein was the British Airborne Divisional HQ during the Batt

De bloemen bloeien ondanks alles in de tuin van Hotel De Tafelberg

De bloemen bloeien ondanks alles in de tuin van Hotel De Tafelberg

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