November 2009

From: bfgnet - The Official Internet Site of the British Forces in Germany

BFG Community, 1 November 2009

“Sergeant Harry Houghton, 91, of ‘10 Para’ and Mentioned in Dispatches, also had a dramatic story to tell: “Having parachuted in on Day 2, there was firing all around me. I was hit by shrapnel while trying to hook a gun onto a jeep. But a leather wallet given me by my sister took most of it – it undoubtedly saved my life! After being taken POW I was finally liberated by the Russians in Odessa.”
Harry has left a lasting legacy to his comrades who did not survive Arnhem. Local artist Fransje Povel-Speleers drew on Harry’s and others’ dramatic experiences to create a unique ‘terracota’ tableau depicting the fallen emerging from their Arnhem graves and returning to life in their full glory.

  Film The Black Swan Story by Richard Edkins 6 min (above) or 2 min (below)
Link: Site Operation Market Garden News


29 Juli 2011: Interview  'Zomer in Gelderland', Omroep Gelderland.

April 2011:

✩ 7 april: Persbericht en interview in Bevrijdingsmuseum Groesbeek op TV-Kanaal 13

✩ 6 april: Artikel door Leo Klaassen, De Gelderlander.

12 Februari 2011: Artikel door Wilma Reinders, De Gelderlander.

6 0ktober 2010: Persbericht Hoog en Laag.

15 September 2010: Artikel door Rick Aalbers, De Gelderlander.

Augustus 2009:

✩ 15 aug: Interview door Wilma Reinders, Dagblad De Gelderlander.

✩ 14 aug: Interview door TV-Gelderland op over toekomstige plaats van het tableau.

12 May 2009: Interview on TV-Gelderland
Interview Omroep Gelderland/Gelderse Koppen.

Maart 2009: Interview met Hanneke Oberink, Hoog en Laag, 10 maart 2009. Klik hier.