Interview with Maarten Koudÿs

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Interview with Maarten Koudÿs

Description

Maarten has a keen interest in the Second World War which wants to pass onto children. He visits crash sites interviewing elderly people and research aviation history. Maarten tells of a Halifax which was shot down on 12/13 June 1943 and crash-landed. The airmen climbed out burning alive. Maarten went over the site with a metal detector, finding glass, a parachute harness, radio aerial, money and smelted aluminium, among many other pieces. The aircraft was then taken away by the Germans. Maarten made a YouTube video and created display boards which were paid for by the government and displayed around the village. Maarten felt proud that he had been able to tell the story of the Halifax and the young airmen to children. He said the war and Bomber Command are still remembered in his country.

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2016-05-18

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00:18:40 audio recording

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IBCC Digital Archive

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This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

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AKoudysM160518

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Dan Ellin, “Interview with Maarten Koudÿs,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11157.

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