ARNHERM - OPERATION MARKET GARDEN - September 17–25, 1944
British 1st Airborne
Commander: Maj Gen Roy Urquhart

Operation Market Garden (September 17–25, 1944) was an Allied military operation, fought in the Netherlands and Germany in World War II. It was the largest airborne operation of all time.

 

On the 17th September 1944, British troops took part in a daring operation to capture a bridge and so create a path over the Rhine. The bridge was situated at the Dutch town of Arnhem, behind enemy lines.

On the 25th-26th September after days of fierce fighting, the British paratroopers retreated back across the river. Only 2400 men managed to escape from a total force of 9000.















BATTLE OF THE BULGE -
16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945

SNOW SCENE ( original image is 2000 x 798 pixels. )










STREET SCENE