My name is Joris Nieuwint and I will be your tour guide! Please allow me to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about what I’ve been doing over the past years.
For the past 10 years I’ve been living in Veghel, and before that, I’ve lived in Arnhem for almost two decades. Living so close to the battlefields meant that Operation Market Garden always had my interest and I’ve been studying the battles for all those years.
Sharing what I’ve learned over the years has been my passion and becoming a tour guide has always been one of my dreams. Keeping the sacrifices of these men alive by telling their stories and showing the locations where it happened is my greatest passion.
Since 2012 I’ve been a battlefield guide for the Market Garden area. First I operated under the name “Hell’s Highway Tours” but in 2018 this changed to “The Battlefield Explorer Tours”, to fit in with the name of my YouTube channel.
Because not everybody is able to go on a battlefield tour I’ve started a YouTube channel. On this channel, I post virtual battlefield tours of places that interest me, stories that I want to tell, locations that are otherwise hidden and events that I attend.
If you are interested in taking a tour with me I recommend taking a look:
It would be my pleasure to take you along for a day and show you the most amazing sights and places, some very famous and others very obscure.
Besides being a guide I’m also writing articles on the Second World War for the popular website War History Online. Below are a number of links to articles that I’ve written over the past few years:
- General Taylor’s Top Secret Mission to Rome
- Major Cain, VC at Arnhem
- Hell’s Highway, the battles South of Veghel part 1
- Hell’s Highway, the battles South of Veghel part 2
- Easy Company: Crossroads battle explained
On top of all this, I’m a member of the Screaming Ducks Living History Association. We portray Able company of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment / 101st Airborne Division and go to events all over Europe.
In my garage, I have a Dodge Weapons carrier, WC 51, which proved to be my ticket into the world of military history. The Dodge changed me from being a spectator to a participant and eventually to being a tour guide.
If you want to know even more about me, look me up on Facebook or LinkedIn:
Tripadvisor: The Battlefield Explorer
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theBattlefieldexplorer/
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