| I have taken part in two WW2 battlefield tours with Prof. Richard Holmes as guide. In May
2003 my wife and I visited the D-Day Beaches and in September
of that year we went off to tour Arnhem and the area
covered by "Market Garden".
|Although neither of these operations are
directly related to Crete, I have included a brief description of the
tours and a number of photos as they may be of interest to others. I
also have a description and photos from a WW1 tourof Ypres and the Somme,
as well as a recent one to Verdun, also with Richard Holmes, on my York
and Lancaster Regiment site.
|Some of the German commanders on Crete would
re-appear to confront the Allies on the D-Day invasion and also on
Operation Market Garden; particular examples are General Kurt Student and
Colonel Frederick Von der Heydte.