At a crossroads on the outskirts of the Dutch village of Oosterbeek is a grand cafe that first opened in 1894, where cups of coffee are served alongside schnitzel and meatballs. First impressions suggest it is a typical Dutch bistro, but Restaurant Schoonoord’s brown-brick frontage hides another story. During the last vestiges of the second world war, the building was set up as an emergency field hospital by the British 1st Airborne Division.
Link naar ministory 102: https://vriendenairbornemuseum.nl/ministory-102/
Link naar artikel in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/mar/17/oosterbeek-echoes-to-the-battle-of-arnhem-my-tour-guides-vivid-war-memories