Battle of Overloon
The village of Overloon in Holland breathes war, not only due to the famous war museum but also by the British war cemetery and the many war monuments. What little visitors realize is that Overloon was the theater of the largest tank battle of Holland. The village was almost completely destroyed in the battle. The war museum gives a few insides, but outside of the museum, there was not very much to find out about this subject. Recently, a route was made with fifteen information signs. It gives a picture of what has happened in the village at fifteen different locations. An observant visitor to the village had maybe discovered the lack of old buildings, after reading the various signs, it will be clearly visible for everyone.
The route is easy to follow by bike, the cycle route of 8 km leads you through all 15 signs. For those who do not have a bike, there is a walking trail available too, it is easy to follow from the village center or from the war museum and is only 2 km long. The rest of the signs are easy to reach by car.
The QR codes that are displayed on the signs can be scanned to obtain the English version of the signs on your mobile phone.
© IWM (B 10821)