|The Akoesticum in Ede, located in the former Friso barracks.|
|In the library of the Akoesticum I photographed my wife Elly at an atmospheric clock and bookcase.|
King, Frans Hals, Martien. Three pseudonyms of secret agents who
were active on the Veluwe. What were their real names, what exactly
did they do, where were they hidden, who helped them?
In cooperation with the Platform Militaire Historie Ede and the National Intelligence Studies Association, Akoesticum organised a full evening programme on this subject on 15 November 2019 in the context of 75 years of freedom. Through music, stories and an exhibition, the true stories of the secret agents were brought to life during the Second World War. ARS Website was there.
gained insight into the working methods of the secret agents who
were active on the Veluwe in 1944/45 and discovered the various
materials and gadgets that were used during operations. Some of
these materials, including the unique S-Phone of the Cryptomuseum
and some escape aids, were on display during the exhibition. Ed van
Seters of PMHE also went in search of the personal story behind the
spies and their actions by means of table discussions. Among others
with Gerard van Loenen and Victor van Haeren, whose fathers worked
for one of those services and did years of research on it.
|The lectures were interspersed with musical interludes.|
|During the break and afterwards there was room to view the exhibition.|
|Presentation of this unique evening about secret agents on the Veluwe by Ed van Seters from Platform Militaire Historie Ede|
|Contribution by Gerard Gijsbertsen. He talks about the working methods of the secret agents and how the arms droppings were carried out.|
|During the break a nice meeting with good acquaintances.|
|Also a lecture on the Dutch secret services during WW2 by Jeoffrey van Woensel, Researcher Veterans Institute and author of the book Operation Keystone. This book tells the unique history of the secondment of Dutch nationals to the famous Special Air Service (SAS) in the Second World War for the first time.|
|Ed van Seters (PMHE) in conversation with Gerard van Loenen and Victor van Haeren (Akoesticum), both of whom did extensive research into their father's past as a secret agent.|
|Exhibition of different materials and gadgets used during operations. Some of these materials, including the Crypto Museum's unique S-Phone, illegal radios by Ronald Evers (specialist in this field) and some escape aids, were on display during the exhibition.|