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PHOTOS: A photo shoot of some British POW

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The photo above this article is world famous. The photo can be found in many books about the Battle of Arnhem and has, for example, been used as a cover photo of the Dutch book “Another view on the Battle of Arnhem” by Peter Berends. At the corner of Steenstraat near Musis Sacrum, the German…

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PHOTOS: This is what the Rhine Bridge area looked like after the fighting

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For more than 80 hours, approximately 750 British paratroopers, led by Colonel John Frost, had defended their positions on the north side of the Rhine Bridge. Forced by a shortage of ammunition, but mainly because all the buildings that were occupied by the British had been set on fire, they had to surrender in the…

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PHOTOS: Oosterbeek, after the Battle of Arnhem

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A car wreck on the Utrechtseweg. In the background hotel Schoonoord. Schoonoord was used by the British as a dressing station.

The German Kriegsberichter Erwin Seeger made a series of photos after the British retreated over the Rhine. The photos show in detail how great the chaos and destruction was in Oosterbeek. Seeger was a war photographer who was sent to Oosterbeek by the German army command after the end of the fighting to portray the…

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Montgomery: “It will mean a lot if someone can say:” I fought at Arnhem. “

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In his caravan, Field Marshal Montgomery explains the situation at the front to British King George VI. (Photo: Imperial War Museum.)

After the retreat from Oosterbeek, General Roy Urquhart reported on the progress of the battle at Arnhem and Oosterbeek at the headquarters of Field Marshal Montgomery. The next morning, before leaving Montgomery headquarters, Urquhart saw Montgomery come out of his caravan. He waved a letter. “I wanted to give it to you,” he said to…

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Montgomery was the only one who thought Market Garden was “90 percent successful”

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Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery consults with British General Horrocks (left) and Prince Bernhard (right) in Belgium in early September 1944. (Photo: Imperial War Museum.)

Nowadays, the image of Montgomery has been adjusted considerably downwards, but in early September 1944, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery was at the height of his fame. Montgomery was the hero of El Alamein. He was the British commander who had driven the Germans out of Africa, and after D-Day he was the one to defeat…

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