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Cornish paper to be displayed at Holland museum

A copy of the Cornish Guardian is to go on display at a museum in Holland.

It will remind future generations of the heroism shown by British Paras who fought to capture the country’s Arnhem Bridge during World War Two.

The newspaper will go on display at the Airborne Museum, which is housed in the former headquarters of the British 1st Airborne Division.

The copy of the Guardian, dated September 13, 2001, features a two-page report revealing an extraordinary link between two of Cornwall’s most famous Victorian gardens – Heligan and Trebah – which stretches back to the momentous events at Arnhem more than 57 years ago.

It tells how the Dutch grandfather of Heligan visionary Tim Smit risked his life rescuing young British officer Tony Hibbert from Germany after the battle of Arnhem. Hibbert later went on to restore Trebah Gardens.

When Airborne Museum’s curator heard about the article he immediately asked if he could have a copy and one is now being prepared to be sent to Holland to serve as an exhibit.

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