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.
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.
Men of HQ Troop of 1st Airlanding Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron at Wolfheze on the outskirts of Arnhem, 18 September 1944. The man on the left is manning a PIAT. 18 September 1944 (Imperial War Museum)