Operation Market-Garden

Tom Peeters & Erwin Janssen

Highly Recommended!

Erwin and Tom work individually. They also work together on some of their tours. Both  are very knowledgeable and Operation Market-Garden is their passion. For many years they have escorted  returning veterans and their families to the battle sites along Hell’s Highway.

Erwin’s passion is the 501 PIR and their actions in Eerde and Veghel and he lives right in the middle of the battlefields.

Tom dedicated most of his free time researching the battle at Best, his home town, liberated by the 15th Scottish Division and the battle sites of the 502 PIR.

These guys take you from the drop zones near Eindhoven to the Battlefields near Arnhem and you won’t be bored for one tiny second.

The past years, both men have hosted many veterans an families such as Richard Klein, Bobby Hunter, John Primerano, …..and the family of MOH recipient Joe Mann.

Joel Stoppels

Founder Battlefield Tours —- Highly Recommended!
Joël Stoppels is a battlefield guide and founder of the Battlefield Tours. He did research in different allied operations during the Second World War in Holland and is now an expert. By means of the Battlefield Tours he shares his knowledge with other people who are interested in the Second World War. “The battle to liberate Holland was so severe and heavy, it took so many lives, that it should not be forgotten”, is Joëls conviction.  In the summer of 2012 he started with guided tours under the name ‘Battlefield Tours Groningen’.  The young historian has a mission: he believes it is very important to keep the memories of the war alive. Every year there are less people who actually experienced the war. Young people should be aware that freedom is the most important condition for individuals and for a country. It can be lost very quickly, but you do not get it back easily. In the Second World War soldiers form other countries helped us, they did fight for our freedom and many died for it. Let us never forget and be grateful that we live in freedom in this country until today.