Wiltshire Memorial Monument Unveiling in Arnhem

PUBLISHED: 15:24 03 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:06 20 February 2013

Wiltshire Memorial Monument Unveiling in Arnhem

Wiltshire Memorial Monument Unveiling in Arnhem

The newly unveiled Wiltshire Monument commemorates the men of the 4th and 5th Battalions of the British Wiltshire Regiment who gave their lives fighting for freedom at Schuytgraaf, a suburb of Arnhem.

The newly unveiled Wiltshire Monument commemorates the men of the 4th and 5th Battalions of the British Wiltshire Regiment who gave their lives fighting for freedom at Schuytgraaf, a suburb of Arnhem. Although the Regiments fight in this area is less well known than the more famous Battle of Arnhem, its impact on the course of the Second World War was at least as great.



More than 300 people attended the unveiling ceremony at Arnhem, which was conducted by the Mayor of Arnhem, Pauline Krikke, in the presence of military and diplomatic representatives from Britain and the Wiltshire Regiment.



Along with many more photos of the event, reproduced on Wiltshire magazines website (wiltshire.greatbritishlife.co.uk) are extracts from the leaflet produced by the Council of Arnhem at the unveiling of the monument on 28 April, which gives the full story of the mens fight from the beaches of Normandy to Arnhem, June-October 1944.



For more infomation about the Battle of Arnhem, see http://marketgarden.com, a website produced by Frans Ammerlaan of Arnhem.

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