Dilip Sarkar’s new book Arnhem 1944: The Human Tragedy of the Bridge too Far is published in May 2019. Sarkar will speak about his research and project at the Airborne Museum on 18 September.
This unique book focuses on the individual victim’s tragic stories. These men were killed on different occasions during the Battle of Arnhem. Sarkar has recorded these moving stories for posterity, with the full cooperation of the families involved. Besides Sarkar’s book presentation, the exhibition Dilip Sarkar: The Human Tragedy of the Bridge Too Far will be on view at Airborne at the Bridge in Arnhem from 20 September.
British historian Dilip Sarkar MBE FRHistS has been fascinated by the Second World War his whole life. Unable to comprehend the sheer scale of the losses, his work revolves around the ‘human’ aspect, exploring who these men were, how they died, and what effect this had on their loved ones. Arnhem 1944 is his 38th book. He is a sought-after and popular presenter, having spoken at such prestigious venues as the Imperial War Museum, Oxford University and National Memorial Arboretum, in addition to contributing to various television documentaries. An internationally respected expert on the Battle of Britain and Spitfire aircraft, he was honoured by HM Queen Elizabeth II when made an MBE in 2003, and in 2006 Dilip was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society.
Date: 18 September
19.00 pm Walk-in
19.30 pm Lecture
21.30 pm End
The museum cafe will be open for drinks during the entire evening.
Tickets for the lecture are only for sale online. The costs for the lecture including entrance to the museum are € 12.50. The number of seats is limited.