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Operation Market Garden: Captured British soldiers walk past a German self-propelled gun StuG III in Arnhem, 1944.

Operation Market Garden: Captured British soldiers walk past a German self-propelled gun StuG III in Arnhem,

British Paratrooper - Operation Market Garden 1944, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Battalion Ox & Bucks LI, Airlanding Brigade, Airborne, Normandy and the Rhine crossings.

Noordwest Europa: situatie van de geallieerde legers van 15 september - 15 december 1944

Noordwest Europa: situatie van de geallieerde legers van 15 september - 15 december 1944

Hotel Hartenstein, Arnhem - Then & Now - 1944 & 2003

Operation 'Market Garden' - Then & Now 1944 & 2003 Now Airborne Museum, Oosterbeek.

Operation Market Garden 1944. The Allies were unaware of the location near Arnhem of the refitting 9th and 10th SS-Panzer divisions. Although at only 20-25 percent strength(5,500-,6000 men), and very short of equipment, the presence of these experienced soldiers was a nasty surprise for the British 1st Airborne Division and contributed  heavily to their ultimate demise and the failure of the Market Garden Operation.

Operation Market Garden The Allies were unaware of the location near…

Troopers resting somewhere in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden, September 1944

British troopers resting somewhere in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden, September 1944

Market Garden day 5. 5-th day of operation "Market Garden". The Allied advance was slowed to a halt as Germans cut the road from Eindhoven to Nijmegen, receiving the nickname "Hellish Freeway. The photos of British soldiers to guard the Bren machine gun a long convoy of jeeps from a possible German attack while they wait for the order to move further forward. 21st September 1944

Two British soldiers provide protection with a Bren gun as a column of Jeeps stops along a road in Holland during the ill-fated Operation Market Garden Campaign, September 1944

Germans fighting in Osterbeek, Netherlands against the British 1st Airborne Division, Operation Market-Garden, 1944.

Germans fighting in Osterbeek, Netherlands against the British Airborne Division, Operation Market-Garden, September

L/Cpl Paddy McGiven, Sapper Charles Grier and wounded Sapper Dick Robb all from B troop, 1 Para Squadron, Royal Engineers. This picture was taken at 1530hrs on Wednesday the 20th September 1944, in a builders yard near their last position held at the Van Limburg Stirum School in Arnhem.

L/Cpl Paddy McGiven, Sapper Charles Grier and wounded Sapper Dick Robb all from B troop, 1 Para Squadron, Royal Engineers.

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