NEW WORLD WAR II MUSEUM

NEW WORLD WAR II MUSEUM

Pleased to share that I have just been named historian and project manager for a brand-new museum to be built and developed in Leopoldsburg, Belgium. The planned museum – Liberation Garden – will tell the transnational story of the Allied liberation in the region, with a strong emphasis on Operation Market Garden’s ground offensive in the autumn of 1944. The ground offensive was launched near where the museum will be built. Indeed, in an iconic scene in the movie ‘A Bridge Too Far,’ British General Horrocks can be seen unveiling the operational plans in Leopoldsburg’s Cinema Splendid. The below selfie shows me scouting related heritage sites last autumn, here at the vast German World War II cemetery in Lommel, just a few miles from Leopoldsburg.

2018-04-03T15:04:04+01:00