Wednesday, September 23, 2009

British Paratroopers Remember Operation Market Garden

A History and Honour news article
21 Sep 09

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem more than 500 British paratroopers have re-enacted the event in the presence of veterans and the public.

On Saturday, soldiers from The Parachute Regiment and other UK airborne forces jumped onto the drop zone at Ginkelse Heath near Arnhem to honour those who made the jump 65 years ago.

In front of huge crowds on a beautiful, clear day, and around 50 veterans, a total of more than 1,000 Allied troops, including Dutch and US, parachuted onto the site in a re-enactment of Operation Market Garden.

Troops deploy from a C-130 Hercules over Arnhem
[Picture: Cpl Rupert Frere RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2009]

Read the whole story here.

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