THE ALLIED CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 6 JUNE 1944 - 7 MAY 1945

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  • K 7586
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  • object name: Official photograph
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Arnhem 17 - 25 September 1944: British paratroops of the 1st (British) Airborne Division in their aircraft during the flight to Arnhem. They had the toughest assignment of the operation, the capture of the bridge over the Neder Rijn at Arnhem. Although they managed to seize control of the northern end of the bridge, German resistance by SS Panzer Divisions was too strong. The British armoured divisions arrived too late and on 25 September the surviving members of the 1st (British) Airborne Division had to be evacuated.

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British paratroops of 1st Airborne Division in a Dakota aircraft on their way to Arnhem during Operation 'Market Garden', 17 September 1944.

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