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Arnhem 1944 - The Human Tragedy of the Bridge Too Far

REVIEW: Arnhem 1944 – The Human Tragedy of the Bridge Too Far

Although the tragedy at Arnhem and the failure of Operation Market Garden have been covered extensively here on Argunners.com and other websites it still remains a hot topic that draws interest from a wide audience. It would appear we have more to learn and understand from our tragedies than our successes. Makes sense to me. …

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Paratroopers (inc. RAMC Para Field Ambulance personnel) of the British Army’s 1st Airborne Division taken as POWs by Germans during the Battle of Arnhem. Near Arnhem, Gelderland, the Netherlands. 20 September 1944.

Operation Market Garden – Hard Mission & Hard Analysis

Operation Market Garden was a combination of two plans. Operation Market was an airborne assault against the Dutch towns of Eindhoven, Nijmegen, and Arnhem. The Market forces — the U.S. 101st and 82d Airborne Divisions and the 1st British Airborne Division, reinforced by the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade — were to seize the bridges over …

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The Battle for Arnhem Images of War cover

REVIEW: Images of War – The Battle for Arnhem 1944-1945

Book Review of Images of War– The Battle for Arnhem 1944-1945 by author Anthony Tucker-Jones. Pen and Sword Publishing. An excellent catalog of images related to the tragic Operation Market Garden- Battle for Arnhem. The Battle for Arnhem has confounded military historians for years. Only a few months after the D-Day Normandy landing which seemed …

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Operation Market Garden brought in Stunning Colorized Images

Operation Market Garden brought in stunning colorized images. Operation Market Garden, which began on September 17 and ended on September 25, was an unsuccessful Allied military operation sustaining between 15,000-17,000 casualties. The battles were mainly fought in the Netherlands in corridor Eindhoven – Nijmegen – Arnhem in World War 2. It was the largest airborne …

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THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. British troops at the Van Olderbarneveldstraat

Then & Now from the Battle of Arnhem in 1944

Koos Winkelman, an avid Dutch traveler and photographer, has made another great photographic Then & Now tribute, this time related to the Battle of Arnhem that occurred during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. His previous works include Amsterdam Then & Now during World War II and Battle of the Bulge Then & Now. Anyone …

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What Manner of Men

WATCH: What Manner of Men (WWII Shortfilm)

What Manner of Men When Flight Sergeant Richard Brown bails out over the Arnhem battlefield during Operation Market Garden, he finds himself in brutal fight on the ground, fighting a losing battle against superior German opposition. Can he persuade a stubborn handful of Airborne soldiers to surrender before it is too late? This shortfilm was …

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Driver John Kennel (Credits: Mod UK)

British soldiers KIA during Market Garden finally laid to rest

On 16 September two special ceremonies took place at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery (“Airborne War Cemetery”) for two British soldiers who were killed in action during Operation Market Garden in 1944. In the morning at 10.30hrs a rededication service took place for Sapper Henry Sherwood who is now known to be buried in plot 23, row …

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