Events for Saturday 17th September 2022

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The Battle of Arnhem

17th September 1944

On 17 September 1944, Operation Market Garden - the greatest airbone assault of World War II - began. British, US and Polish airborne troops made a gallant attempt to seize and hold bridges across the Lower Rhine in Holland as a springboard for crossing into Germany.

Further Reading

A Drop too Many
(Paperback - 288 pages)
by J Frost

No-one who reads of the Battle of Arnhem can fail to be inspired by 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment's heroic defence of the north end of the Rhine road bridge - 'The Bridge Too Far' - for four nights and three days. John Frost's inspiring leadership as their Commanding Officer… Read more...

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