• FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Remembering Arnhem: 75 years since Operation Market Garden

Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem, 1944

As part of this year's Chelsea History Festival, historians Antony Beevor and Rick Stroud are joined by Army veteran Victor Gregg for an evening of talks and performance to commemorate the ‘battle for the bridges’.

To mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, travel back in time to Arnhem.

This special evening opens with an immersive experience involving paratroopers and airlanding troops played by living historians, as well as vehicles and medical and signalling equipment of the time.

Then, veteran Victor Gregg will bring stories of his service at Arnhem alive, as he chats with bestselling historian Rick Stroud.

The second talk of the evening, by Antony Beevor, will throw light on this iconic battle and the terrible reality of the fighting based on his bestselling book, 'Arnhem: Battle for the Bridges, 1944'.

  • 5.00pm: Doors and wine bar open
  • 6.00pm: Victor Gregg in conversation with Rick Stroud
  • 7.00pm: Book signing and interval
  • 7.45pm: Antony Beevor - 'Arnhem: Battle for the Bridges'
  • 8.45pm: Book signing
  • 9.30pm: Event ends

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