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  1. Please note, I am posting this on behalf of a friend who works for the Liberation Route. If you are interested, reply here or send me a PM! -- Hope this email finds you well. I want to inform you about our unique project "Liberation Route on tour!". From the beginning of May 2019, the V-team will travel with the Liberation Route Express along the commemorative route that the Allies took in 1944 and 1945. From the Express, various POIs, commemorations, exhibitions and events in the context of 75 years of freedom will be actively brought to the attention with vloggers and bloggers. During the events, commemorations and at the POIs, the V-team will make live reports via social media channels. In addition, prominent members of society will be invited to walk part of the liberation route throughout 2019 and 2020. Interviews will be held with veterans, young people, politicians, historians and prominent figures. Every week a summary will be published on the Europe Remembers 1944 – 1945 website and YouTube channel. The collaboration will be sought with international, national and regional television and radio stations. The V-team will travel the route partly on foot and partly by bus. The V-team will not follow the entire route but will visit the most prominent commemorations and events along the way. The V-team will follow the timeline of the liberation of Europe in chronological order and eventually end in Berlin. The start and kick-off of the project will take place in Great Britain. During the kick-off in Great Britain, the V-team will walk a part from the route from London to Porthmouth. We want to start the kick-off in the Churchill War Rooms in London. The kick-off will take place at 10:00 AM on 20 May 2019, after which the V-team will walk to through London and ultimately to Portsmouth. During the walk, commemorations and at the POIs, the V-team will make live reports via social media channels. In addition, prominent members of society will be invited to walk part of the route. Interviews will be held with veterans, young people, politicians, historians and prominent figures. Along the way, pubs will be visited that played a role in the build-up to D-day. Most soldiers spent their evenings and off-duty hours in the pubs. In the pubs, interviews are held with residents of the various villages who can still remember the period before D-Day. The walk will end at the D-Day museum in Portsmouth on 23 May 2019. During so-called historical breaks we want to discuss a topic during our tour. The topic we are dealing with has to do with the preparations for D-Day in 1944. During these historical breaks we work together with various historians, including Snow. Is it possible to be present on one of the days with World Wat Two vehicles? We will also make video recordings of your vehicles and ask questions about the vehicle with regard to D-Day. We prefer the following days and times: Tuesday, 21st of May 10:00 – 10:15 AM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: The Three Horses shoes, Caker Ln, Alton GU34 3A https://www.threehorseshoesalton.co.uk 11:30 – 12:00 AM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: The Selborne Arms, High St, Selborne, Alton GU34 3JR https://www.selbornearms.co.uk/ 17:00 – 18:00 PM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: Premier Inn Petersfield, Winchester Road, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 3BS Wednesday, 22st of May 10:45 – 11:30 AM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: The Village Inn, 1 Petersfield Rd, Buriton, Petersfield GU31 5SW http://www.villageinnburiton.co.uk 15:30 – 16:00 PM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: The George Inn, Ashcroft Ln, Finchdean, Waterlooville PO8 0AU https://www.thegeorgefinchdean.co.uk/ Thursday, 23st of May 16:30 – 17:30 PM (Times depend on the walkers) Location: The D-Day Story, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3NT I have added the entire program for the four days as an attachment. It is of course up to you what day and time you can be present with your vehicle. We can reimburse any fuel costs and expenses like food.
  2. Please note, registration for our event ends on July 1st so don't wait too long with registering!
  3. Hello Tyler, You may want to consider using the Harwich - Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland) ferry as that might be an easier journey. There are no organized trips to Arnhem but feel free to drive up there from our base camp, it should take you around an hour to get there. Please let me know if you have any further questions! Joris
  4. I'm with Maurice on this one and please don't use this thread to start a discussion about this.
  5. Yes, that will throw a spanner in the works....
  6. The only vehicles allowed are World War II, though the (modified) Hotchkiss Jeeps are also welcome. There is no cut off date yet, we have space for up to 600 vehicles and we've not yet reached that number, we're now at close to 200 vehicles.
  7. There is a discount if you do only one of the tours but there is no discount for doing both the tours but not use the basecamp.
  8. Let me know if you have any other questions, would be great to see you there!
  9. It was in your signature, I've removed it for you.
  10. Yes to all, you can do one or both routes and you have the option to stay at the basecamp but you are not obligated to do so.
  11. We are not able to secure a discount on DFDS yet, but I will inquire on the status. There will be a secure location to park your transporter, but I do not think it will be able to follow the road run as all the streets are closed for all traffic. The transporter will be able to park near the route on multiple locations or meet up at the end of the run, If you could tell me why you want your transporter to follow then I'm sure we will be able to work something out.
  12. Thanks for registering mate! I think you will find that we are flexible and understand that you cannot decide everything in advance. Things change, vehicles get sold and new ones bought and we will accommodate all these changes. We just need to know what the preferences are for everybody is in advance or we can't organize anything.
  13. Yeah unfortunately my advice with regards to the text has not always been followed and now some things can be a bit confusing. You can still book with your vehicle, there the "don't fogret to order your free vehicle tickets" is a reminder that you select the routes you are going to drive. So if you drive both routes, you have to select a vehicle ticket for both routes. I hope this clears it up, I will talk to the organisation about this some more.
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    Register now and participate in the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. On two massive convoy days, we will drive the original route from Joes Bridge to Veghel, and from Veghel to Nijmegen. We have a WWII themed basecamp to stay in for the days in between the convoys. During our 2014 event, more than 500,000 people came to watch our convoys, and over 20,000 people visited our basecamp in Veghel. We expect even more people in 2019! http://omg2019.nl/participants/
  15. Hey You! Do you want to participate in the biggest World War II event in the Netherlands in 2019? Do you want to drive in two incredible convoys with up to 600 vehicles? Join us from September 14 – 22 September 2019 for Operation Market Garden 2019! Register now and participate in the 75th anniversary of the largest combined airborne and ground forces operation of all times. In 2014 more than 500,000 people came to watch our convoys and over 20,000 people visited our basecamp in Veghel. Because of the 75th anniversary, we expect even more people in 2019! After a fantastic start in Leopoldsburg camp (Belgium), a three-night stay is included, you will drive with us on September 14th, in convoy along Hell's Highway to Veghel, using the same roads as the liberators in 1944. Then you can stay all week at our basecamp in Veghel, or our camp in Grave (82nd Airborne). At our two camps, there are plenty of activities, all having to do with education, veterans, living history, and re-enactment. Thousands of school children from the nearby villages will visit our camp to learn about our liberators. In the second weekend of our event, on September 22nd, we will drive in another massive convoy to the road bridge at Nijmegen, where tens of thousands of people will be waiting to welcome us. For only €75 per person, you can attend both convoys and spend a total of 10 nights on our basecamps. For €50 per person, you can attend in one of the convoys; the staying at our basecamps is included. When you register you will receive the following: · OMG 2019 full-color magazine (limited stock) · Two drink vouchers per participant per convoy · Packed lunch during the convoys · OMG 2019 vehicle plate · OMG 2019 identification card · 25% discount on a number of war museums (valid until May 2020) · Three days on the basecamp in Leopoldsburg, with a big discount on the local festivities, for the South-Route. · Seven days stay at the basecamp in Veghel · Stay at the basecamp in Grave for 82nd Airborne participants · The most important thing, memories that will last a lifetime. When registering you can get your meal and breakfast vouchers for basecamp in Veghel, this ensures we will have a meal for you. You can take your kids up to age 15 (in 2019) with you almost for free; we want to involve the next generation in the commemorations. At the Leopoldsburg or Veghel check-in desk, we will have your package ready for you on the day you arrive. Unfortunately, it is not possible to register at the event. Only pre-registered deactivated firearms with the correct permits can be brought to our event. What are you waiting for? Register now! https://www.yourticketprovider.nl/widget/?cid=569952&productid=23239#/tickets/23239
  16. I think I sorted it now.
  17. I will fix that soon! Edit: Fixed!
  18. Hello everybody and a very merry Christmas to you all. All the best, Joris
  19. When you edit an existing post it is not regarded as a new posts so it will not show in the timeline.
  20. Thank you, Baz48! I'm here to help too and so are other forum members so if you have any questions, please ask them.
  21. I'm going answer these feature requests and hope that will be the end of it. 1. and 2. The new posts tab is providing the exact same functionality as the one we had on the old forum. Changes to this can't be made, this is how the new forum works. 3. Just add "fixed a typo" to the description, can't see what the problem is with that. 4. This wasn't possible on the old forum and we will not make this possible here as it has been abused in the past. If you need something deleted, use the "Report post" link at the top of every message and we will help you out as quickly as possible.
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