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Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.

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Articles by Joris Nieuwint:

26 Sad Images of WWII Airplane Graveyards & Storage Sites

These are very sad images of now priceless, warbirds that were left to rot outside to be recycled later. During and after WWII, crash landed and…

Rainbows and Unicorns – The Planning Flaws of Operation Market Garden

In the summer of 1944, after weeks of slogging it out with the Germans in the Bocage country of Normandy, the Allies finally broke out…

Saving Private Ryan turns 20 and Goes 4K

It has been a while since I last watched Saving Private Ryan but now that Universal Pictures has released the epic war movie in 4K…

The Battle for Arnhem Bridge: Frost vs Gräbner

It was on the morning of the second day of Operation Market Garden, and the British Soldiers commanded by John Frost who defended the north…

Fact or Fiction: Germany Built Wooden Airfields to Fool the Allies, So They Bombed It With Wooden Bombs

This story has been told in many ways, where locations of where the airfield was and how it was bombed being different but the gist…

How The Soviets Caught Dozens of German Agents In A WWII Spy Game – Even Staging a Mock Battle To Keep Up Charade

During the height of WWII, a major funkspeil began which was a counter-espionage plan, introduced by Joseph Stalin. The operation was carried out by the…

The Four Worst Mistakes Of The Axis Powers During WWII

Looking back at WWII there have been four decisions made that, in the end,  did not work out to the Axis advantage. Of course, you…

Major Cain, The One Man Tank Destroyer, Awarded a VC For Actions At Arnhem

Major Robert Cain was awarded the Victoria Cross in the Battle of Arnhem. Of the five Victoria Crosses awarded during that battle, he was the sole…

The Nazi Temple of Doom: Wewelsburg Castle – the SS revered the castle as a place of mystical power

The castle of Wewelsburg overlooks the village of the same name in Westphalia, Germany. It once belonged to the prince-bishops of Paderborn, and after that…

The Day General Taylor Went On A Secret Mission To Occupied Rome in 1943

General Tylor’s diplomatic and language skills resulted in his secret mission to Rome to coordinate an 82nd Airborne para drop with Italian forces. General Dwight…

General Rommel And The Afrika Korps In Stunning Pictures

The Afrika Korps or German Africa Corps was the German expeditionary force in Africa during the North African Campaign of World War II. First sent…

Footage taken at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier: The crowd starts to get loud & the Sentinel calls them out

The Tomb of the Unknowns at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, U.S.A. was first built in 1921. Its purpose was and still is to…