Since 1970 I am very interested in the history of the Second World War. To this end, I have built up a book collection and a collection of movies on DVD. I also have a number of objects and documents from that time obtained by inheritance. Furthermore, I have been able to make numerous battlefield tours to the battlefields of that time.
On this page an overview of news and activities in the context of the history of World War Two.
Wednesday 7 October 2020


Monday 28 September 2020

British veteran Battle of Arnhem John Waddy (100) passed away

Saterday 19 September 2020

War Cemetery Overloon

Saterday 19 September 2020

War Museum Overloon


Friday 24 July 2020

Airborne icon Wil Rieken passed away

Thursday 18 June 2020

Legendary Dame Vera Lynn (103) passed away

Friday 8 May 2020



Saterday 2 May 2020

My photos of the liberation of Stadskanaal are shown in the documentary In the footsteps of the liberation

Saterday 14 March 2020

Concerns about continuing liberation celebrations

Friday 13 december 2019

VVAM lecture about the Breeseforce


Wednesday 11 December 2019

Commemoration robbery Prison in Assen on 11 December 1944


Tuesday 10 December 2019

Lecture SS-Wachbatallion 3


Saterday 7 December 2019

78 years ago: attack on Pearl Harbor

Saterday 7 December 2019

Cedric (Ced) Moulton passed away

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Lecture about the box of MariŽndaal


Saterday 30 November 2019

Showing the film Arnhem: The Story of an Escape


Tuesday 19 November 2019

Typhoons over Lunteren

Friday 15 November 2019

Secret agents on Veluwe

Saterday 2 November 2019

Battlefield Tour Pegasus 2

Sunday 27 October  2019

War Museum Middelstum

Saturday 26 October 2019

Received in the mail today.


Friday 25 October 2019

Received my self-designed mouse mat today


Wednesday 23 October 2019

Glad to have received the book Flugwache Warffum by Ties Groenewold, Oorlogsmuseum Middelstum.

Saturday 19 October 2019

Received in the mail today. Beautiful routes in Europe within the framework of the liberation 75 years ago. Also nicely illustrated.


Saterday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019

Commemoration Market Garden 75 years on (in Dutch)

Friday 20 September 2019

Horsa Glider in Oosterbeek

Friday 20 September 2019

Oosterbeek - White Ribbon Mile

Saterday 7 September 2019

Battlefield Tour Twenty-Four Hours of Battle in Lombok - The critical battles in Arnhem-West on 18 and 19 September 1944

Sunday 19 July 2019

Field of Honour Loenen

Sunday 11 August 2019

Horsa glider on Soesterberg Air Base

Saterday 25 May 2019

Battlefield Tour Battle for Rotterdam

Sunday 19 May 2019

Theme day VVAM The Glider Pilot Regiment

Sunday 28 April 2019

Battlefield Tour 156 Battalion

Sunday 14 April 2019

Amherst Zuidlaren

Saterday 13 april 2019

Book Fair 2.0 VVAM


Saterday 6 april 2019

General Meeting Documentatiegroep '40-'45


Saterday 16 March 2019

General Meeting of Members Friends of the Airbornemuseum Association


Friday 15 February 2019

Theme evening VVAM Anti tank in the Battle of Arnhem

Saterday 29 December 2018

Museum Deelen

Saterday 20 October 2018

Military Fairs Bedum

Friday 19 October 2018

Theme evening 1st (Polish) Independent Parachute Brigade in community center ít Huukske, Lombok, Arnhem


Saterday 13 October 2018

Museum vlb Deelen

Saterday 6 October 2018

Battlefield Tour 1st Battalion The Border Regiment in de Battle of Arnhem

Saterday 21 September 2018


Saterday 21 September 2018

Dressing Station Oosterbeek

Sunday 9 September 2018

Pen & Sword series Operation Market Garden

Saterday 8 September 2018

Battlefield Tour Traces of the Battle of Arnhem

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Platform Military History Ede

Saterday 18 august 2018

Battlefield Tour Frontline Path along the Linge between Elst en Bemmel

Sunday 12 August 2018

Heerenduin and Olmen Battery IJmuiden

Saterday 4 August 2018

Postal services today...

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Platform Military History Ede

Sunday 8 July 2018

Traces of Fliegerhorst Deelen in De Hoge Veluwe National Park

Sunday 1 July 2018

Battlefield Tour Veritable - British Sector

Saterday 23 June 2018

Battlefield Tour Nijmegen with the Friends of the Airborne Museum. Our guide was Erik Jellema

Friday 11 May 2018

A fascinating theme evening with the Friends of the Airborne Museum in 't Huuske in Lombok Arnhem about the battle in Lombok on 18 and 19 September 1944.

Sunday 6 May 2018

Lecture Ad van Liempt about his book Resistance Heroes and kraut's Friends - Exposition The Network: Resistance during the Battle of Arnhem - Victoria Cross: The 5 Victoria Crosses during the Battle of Arnhem


Sunday 29 April 2018

Battlefield Tour Veritable - Canadian |Sector

Book Fair Association Friends of the Airborne Museum in the Concerthall Oosterbeek

Saterday 7 April 2018

Saterday 31 March 2018

Unique tour: The story of the Biesbosch Line Crossers

Thursday 8 march 2018

To the film Bankier van het Verzet


Saterday 11 November 2017

Farewell to Dreyeroord, monument Battle of Arnhem, where brave British Airbornes gave their lives for our freedom.


Saterday 11 november 2017

Hotel De Wereld at Wageningen

Airborne Day

Saterday 11 November 2017

Battlefield Tour Operation Pegasus

Saterday 14 October 2017

Unique tour to Lancaster R5682 Alde Faenen

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Last day Museum Canadian Allied Forces at Ulgersmaweg Groningen

Sunday 1 October 2017

Battlefield Tour 'War in the Museum'

11 t/m 13 aug 2017


To the film Dunkirk in De Nieuwe Kolk at Assen

Saturday 22 July 2017

Kamp Westerbork

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Museum vlb Deelen

Saterday 17 June 2017

Book fair Friends of the Airborne Museum concert hall Oosterbeek

Saterday 17 June 2017

Battlefield Tour Groesbeek

Sunday 28 mei 2017

Giuided tour of war graves on Zuiderbegraafplaats at Groningen

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Premiere Andere Tijden - The Battle of Groningen in the Molenberg at Delfzijl

Friday 28 April 2017


Andere Tijden - Battle of Groningen

25 April 2017

Glider Collection and Excursion across landing areas Wolfheze

Saturday 22 April 2017

Liberation Forest

Sunday 16 April 2017

Battlefield Tour Amherst

Sunday 9 April 2017

Symposium 'The face behind the NSB' and presentation of the book 'Kring 71 De NSB in het Westland'

Thursday 6 April 2017

Vera Lynn turns 100

Monday 20 March 2017

General Meeting Friends of the Airborne Museum

Saterday 18 March 2017

Hiding cave Anloo

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Platform Military History Ede

Tuesday 7 March 2017

Recently appointed president VVAM deceased suddenly

Sunday 15 January 2017

Light on war graves

Saturday 24 December 2016

Bunker Batterie Delfzijl temporarely visible

Sunday 30 October 2016

Museum vlb Deelen

Saterday 22 October 2016

Battlefield Tour Delfzijl-Pocket Southern Sector

Sunday 16 October 2016

Museum vlb Deelen

Saterday 10 September 2016

Battlefield Tour Oosterbeek Perimeter

Saterday 18 June 2016

4 May 2016

Open Jewish Houses

Battlefield Tour Woensdrecht

Saterday 23 April 2016

Saterday 16 and Sunday 17 April 2016

Spijk returns to then... 1945

Monday 11 April 2016

Opening exhibitoin Resistance in Pekela 1940-1945

Monday 4 April 2016

Sobibor-surviver Jules Schelvis passed away

Monday 28 March 2016

War monument Spier

Saturday 19 March 2016

General Meeting Friends of the Airborne Museum

Saterday 20 February 2016

Militaria Fair Bedum

Thursday 24 December 2015

Candle at Allied War Grave

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Plaque in former National Archive at Groningen remembering the German surrender to the Canadians on 16 April 1945

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Received today by post

Saterday 14 November 2015


Saterday 14 November 2015

Seminar Friends of the Airborne Museum in Concert Hall Oosterbeek-Laag

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Remembrance Day

Sunday 8 November 2015

Remembrance Sunday

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Unveiling stumbling stone in Assen-Oost


Sunday 25 October 2015

Exhibition Sobibor, the memory of the land. Archaeological work at the site of the former Nazi death camp at Sobibor in the years 2001 - 2014


Sunday 25 October 2015

Eyewitness reading Carla Josephus Jitta


Saterday 26 September 2015

War cemetery Bloemendaal


Saterday 26 September 2015



Saterday 26 September 2015

Commemoration Orange Hotel at Scheveningen


Wednesday 23 september 2015

American cemetery Margraten


Monday 21 September 2015

This book I took from Delden: Delden back to then. Unforgettable war stories


20 september 2015

Airborne Commemoration Oosterbeek


Wednesday 16 September 2015

Two in good condition German field telephones retrieved from Borne (OV)


Monday 14 September 2015

This book added to my book collection

Resistance fighter Piet Stavast

'Vlucht en Verzet'

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Marine Flak Batterie Fiemel, Termunten


Wednesday 9 September 2015

Exhibition Battle of Delfzijl and Batterie Delfzijl


Saterday August 22, 2015



Saterday August 15, 2015

Achterhoeks Museum 1940-1945


Saterday August 15, 2015

Battlefield Tour Zutphen



Wednesday July 22, 2015

National Military Museum Soesterberg


Saterday July 4, 2015

Battlefield Tour Albert Canal and Fort Eben-Emael in Belgium


Zondag June 14, 2015

Battlefield Tour Groningen Western-Sector


Saterday May 30, 2015

Book Fair at the Airborne Museum Oosterbeek


Saturday May 23, 2015

Battlefield Tour Operatie Amherst


Saturday May 16,  2015

Battlefield Tour Deventer and Operation Cannonshot


Saturday May 9, 2015

Presentation of the book with Dutch title 'Weggemoffeld' written by Ingrid Maan. About German war veterans at Arnhem


Monday May 4, 2015

Remembrance day at a hiding cave in Evertsbos near Anloo. On a spot where resistance fighters were shot close to the liberation


Thursday April 23, 2015

We were at a memorial for fallen resistance fighters during the war with the underground tomb Westerbork


Sunday April 19, 2015

We visit the exhibition Groningen liberated 70 years with the private collection of Joel Stubble in the Northern Maritime Museum in Groningen


Saturday April 18, 2015

Battlefield Tour Groningen Northern Sector: we follow the trail of Canadians who not only approaching the city from the south, but also from the north


Wednesday April 15, 2015

On Wednesday April 15, 2015 we were in the beautiful synagogue on Folkingestraat in Groningen where Monique Brinks presented its third part of the trilogy The Scholtenhuis 1940-1945


Sunday April 12, 2015

The Final Push on the Fish Market in Groningen: Army vehicles from the Second World War which drove the same route as in April 1945 the Canadian liberators of Groesbeek to Groningen


Sunday April 12, 2015

Presentation The Battle of the Grote Markt in Groningen between the Germans and the Canadians, attended by Canadian veteran Stanley Butterworth


Saterday April 11, 2015

The liberation of Westerbork 70 years ago. With The Final Push and presentation of the storming of the German headquarters by French paratroopers of the SAS


Friday April 10, 2015

Presentation The Battle of Groningen in the Paterswoldseweg. The rise of the Canadian infantry, supported by tanks of the regiment Fort Garry Horse 'on April 13, 1945, the tank Fred Butterworth was hit by a German Panzerfaust


Thursday April 9, 2015

Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl - Opening of the double exhibition Batterie Delfzijl, The Battle of Delfzijl with as guest of honor to the Canadian veteran Stanley Butterworth. This opening is also the beginning of the commemoration of the liberation of Groningen 70 years ago


Wednesday April 8, 2015

Received the impressive book The Defeat of Germany


Monday March 23, 2015

Camp Westerbork - Reconstruction former camp grounds


Thursday Mach19, 2015

Today made a comparison photo on the Paterwoldseweg in Groningen, now at the height of the place where once stood the sign Groningen


Tuesday March 17, 2015

Comparison Photo taken at the Paterswoldseweg in Groningen


Thursday March 5,  2015

Exhibition Groningen 40-45 of War and Resistance Center Groningen


Monday March 2, 2015

Received the new book Groningen 40-45


Sunday February 22, 2015

Exhibition "Stories from hiding. About Jews in hiding in Memorial Center Camp Westerbork


Eyewitness reading by Jews hiding Jack Long (1930) in Memorial Center Camp Westerbork
Friday February 10,  2015

Social Evening Airborne Museum Oosterbeek


Monday 5 May 2014

Liberation day with pocket tour in Bedum

Sunday 4 May 2014

Graves of resistance fighters in the South Cemetery in Groningen