Operation Market Garden. The Battle of Arnhem. A Bridge Too Far. Sept/1944

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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…

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

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

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', September (Operation market garden is the single largest airborne battle in history and it is the largest Europe has ever seen, even till this day)

British paratroopers carry a wounded comrade through the streets of Arnhem during Operation Market Garden. Possibly a German photo, taken following the surrender of the British contingent at Arnhem bridge.

British paratroopers carry a wounded comrade through the streets of Arnhem during Operation Market Garden.

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

Hell’s Highway – 101st Airborne at Veghel – Operation Market Garden (Part 1)

Hell’s Highway – 101st Airborne at Veghel – Operation Market Garden (Part 1)

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

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

Technician Fourth Grade Frank J. Perconte, a non-commissioned officer of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st US Airborne Division, holding a pair of Dutch Clogs and leaning on a fence along the Dommel River on Bleek Straat, Eindhoven in the Netherlands. September 1944.

Technician Fourth Grade Frank J. Perconte, a non-commissioned officer of Easy Company

Clearing Hell’s Highway – 101st Airborne at Veghel – Operation Market Garden (Part 2)

Clearing Hell’s Highway – 101st Airborne at Veghel – Operation Market Garden (Part 2)

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division in action during Operation Market Garden. 1944

Soldiers of the Airborne Division in action during Operation Market Garden. photo, sapira, 2 world war, never forget

Operation Market Garden: The Assault that could have Changed the War

Operation Market Garden: The Assault that could have Changed the War

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