British Para's during Market Garden

These dapper British Paras pose for a photo op somewhere in Holland during Operation Market Garden.

Two soldiers watch as ‘Cromwell’ tanks of the Guards Armoured Division of the 2nd Armoured Recon Battalion the Welsh Guards cross Nijmegen bridge in the Netherlands, Thursday, the 21st of September 1944. This bridge was located approximately ten miles from Arnhem and was described by General Eisenhower as a ‘valuable prize’. It marked the entry point to the flat piece of land that divided the River Waal from the Lower Rhine, which was called ‘the Island’.

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Two soldiers watch as ‘Cromwell’ tanks of the Guards Armoured Division of the…

Recce Jeep, Oosterbeek,  September 1944.Lance-Sergeant Bill Bentall of "D" Troop, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron, with Dutch civilians on the Bakkerstraat in Oosterbeek. Copyright: D van Woerkom.

Recce Jeep, Oosterbeek, September Bill Bentall of "D" Troop, Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron, with Dutch civilians on the Bakkerstraat in Oosterbeek. Copyright: D van Woerkom.

Two soldiers watch as ‘Cromwell’ tanks of the Guards Armoured Division of the 2nd Armoured Recon Battalion the Welsh Guards cross Nijmegen bridge in the Netherlands, Thursday, the 21st of September 1944.

Two soldiers watch as 'Cromwell' tanks of the Guards Armoured Division of the Armoured Recon Battalion the Welsh Guards cross Nijmegen bridge in the Netherlands, Thursday, the of September 1944

A wounded man being carried away from the Divisional Administration Area by stretcher (note the stocks of ammunition and fuel dumped in the background) at Oosterbeek.

SE 21 1944 Arnhem: British paratroopers continue to hold out: A wounded man being carried away from the Divisional Administration Area by stretcher (note the stocks of ammunition and fuel dumped in the background) at Oosterbeek.

Operation MARKET I: the airborne operation to seize bridges between Arnhem and Eindhoven, The netherlands, (part of Operation MARKET GARDEN). "Shorty George", A Short Stirling Mark IV glider tug of No. 295 Squadron RAF starts its take-off run at Harwell, Oxfordshire, towing an Airspeed Horsa Mark I with troops of the 1st Airborne Division on board, bound for Landing Zone (LZ) 'N' near Nijmegen, Holland. Taken between 11.20 and 11.40 on the morning of 17 September 1944.

CH Operation MARKET I: the airborne operation to seize bridges between Arnhem and Eindhoven Holland (part of Operation MARKET GARDEN). "Shorty George" A Short Stirling Mark IV glider tug of No

Men of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) moving up, Holland, 19 September 1944.

Men of the King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) moving up, Holland, 19 September 1944

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