The launch and book signing of the second edition of ‘Kampina Airborne: Airborne evaders of the Kampina forest’ by Peter van der Linden takes place at 12:00 on Saturday, 17th September at the Glider Museum, Wolfheze.
Published by Baverstock and Pasley, Kampina Airborne tells the incredible true story of the men from the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Division, and British 1st Airborne Division and Glider Pilot Regiment who were forced to make premature landings, on their way to take part in Operation Market Garden. Landing by glider or parachute into enemy held territory in the Dutch province of North-Brabant, they were assisted by the brave and resolute Dutch resistance to evade capture from a growing German presence in September and October 1944.
The book details their personal experiences in hiding, close run-ins with German patrols, the hardships endured by the resistance who helped them, and German deserters who joined them, truly epitomising the exploits of the Greatest Generation.
This new edition contains over 30 extra pages and includes over 180 photographs, maps and never before published drawings.
The launch will be held in the reception area which sits just opposite the Glider Exhibition building at Wolfheze, adjacent to the landing zones which the British Gliders were destined for over 70 years ago. Both English and Dutch language editions of the book will be available to purchase.
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