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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Arnhem Oosterbeek Cemetery: then & now.

The Oosterbeek War Cemetery at Arnhem provided a famous early bit of kismet, with many more to come: Their Name Liveth For Evermore, indeed. This pic captured in August 1960, en-route to Hamburg, with Lord Woodbine and The Williams(es) also much in evidence.
John, according to whom you believe, was either a) pissed (UK or US meanings, choose yer pick) in the van, refusing to come out, or b) in the cemetery, but refusing to take a pic due to anti-war sentiment (more than a bit fanciful that one, but nevertheless) or c) behind the camera, taking the pic.
Plus the same spot now, with thanks to Guus Limberger.


  1. Normally, I'd lean toward 'c', but did he usually avoid the camera? I mean, it's "his" band. 'a' makes more sense to me, but who knows.

  2. this was on the same day that lennon stole a harmonica from bergmann muziek in arnhem. august 16 1960.

  3. JL and Barry Chang are the two travellers that don`t appear in the photo. Part of me thinks JL saw the photo opportunity of posing by the Memorial, but then again, as is noted, it was his band, and did JL have a camera? So, I reckon Chang took the photo with his own camera.

  4. oops ... there was also a tenth passenger, Herr Steiner, also not in the photo..