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…

Men of the 82nd airborne regroup after their jump during operation market garden, 1944

Men of the airborne regroup after their jump during operation market garden, 1944

Paratroopers in Nijmegen, oldest city in the Netherlands, during Operation Market Garden.Sept17-25 1944

Paratroopers in Nijmegen, oldest city in the Netherlands, during Operation Market Garden. Market Gardens being one of the stupidest moves in military history

British Pow's at Arnhem. British 1st Airborne Division Paratropers captured by the Germans in the area of Arnhem in the Netherlands September 1944 during the operation Market Garden. For those who are interested to learn more about Operation Market Garden i suggest to see the movie " A bridge too far".

" British POW's at Arnhem. British Airborne Division parachutists captured by the Germans in the area of Arnhem in the Netherlands September 1944 during Operation Market Garden.

Operation Market-Garden, which includes the Battle for Arnhem, began in September 1944 and became the single largest airborne battle in history, even larger than the German invasion of Crete, Operation Mercury. Market-Garden was the only true attempt by the Allies to use airborne forces in a large strategic invasion role in Europe and would be the last time.

Operation Market-Garden, which includes the Battle for Arnhem, began in September 1944 and became the single largest airborne battle in history, even larger than the German invasion of Crete, Operation Mercury. Market-Garden was the only true attempt by t

20 Sep 44: Day Four of Operation Market Garden. The British Guards Armored Division links up with paratroopers of the US 82nd Airborne Division at Nijmegen, Netherlands, in a joint attack and capture the bridge over the Waal River intact. But it will all be for naught. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0920&s=440920 #WWII

20 Sep Day Four of Operation Market Garden. The British Guards Armored Division links up with paratroopers of the US Airborne Division at Nijmegen, Holland, in a joint attack and capture the bridge over the Waal River intact.

British captured during Operation Market Garden - Arnhem

British captured during Operation Market Garden Arnhem 1944 My grandad 'John Edmund Sears' (left)

OPERATION 'MARKET GARDEN' - THE BATTLE FOR ARNHEM, SEPTEMBER 1944/ Catalogue number: HU 2135  German photograph of British dead after the battle.  (All Rights Reserved except for Fair Dealing exceptions otherwise permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.)

Dead British soldiers killed in the battle for Arnhem 17 - 25 September 1944

Brigadier General James Gavin, commander of the 82nd All American Airborne Division, checks his equipment before boarding the C-47 which will take him to Holland, thus opening the operation Market-Garden. September 17, 1944.

Brigadier General James Gavin commander of the All American Airborne Division checks his equipment before boarding the which will take him to Holland thus opening the operation Market-Garden.

Aalst – Irish Guards (5), 1944, Operation Market Garden

Aalst – Irish Guards (5), 1944, Operation Market Garden

OPERATION 'MARKET GARDEN' - THE BATTLE FOR ARNHEM, SEPTEMBER 1944

BU Troops take advantage of a lull in the fighting to prepare a hasty meal.

British paratroopers with a german prisoner during Market Garden Operation

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