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Longread: The incredible patrol of six soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division

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Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division keep an eye on the other side of the river from the Rijkdijk near Heteren.

ARNHEM – It is a bizarre story, but it is true. A month after the end of Market Garden, six American soldiers were ordered to take two German prisoners of war north of the Rhine. The patrol returned a day later with 32 German prisoners of war. (By: Patrick Arink) The bizarre exploration took place…

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Longread: the Battle of Arnhem through the eyes of German commander Walter Harzer

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Many personal accounts have been written from the English side in which soldiers describe their experiences during the Battle of Arnhem. Much less attention is paid to the Battle of Arnhem through German eyes. Below is the story of the German Colonel Walter Harzer. Harzer was commander of the 9th SS Division Hohenstaufen and played…

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Longread: The blood-curdling battle account of a British paratrooper

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All officers of the 2nd Battalion. Lieutenant Colonel John Frost sits in the front row wearing Scottish trousers. The second officer from the right in the front row is Major Stanley Panter.

Major Stanley C. Panter was one of the British paratroopers who fought at the Rhine Bridge during the Battle of Arnhem. After the war, Panter wrote an extensive battle report. In this factual and blood-curdling story of 4,000 words, Panter meticulously recounts his experiences from the airborne landings on Sunday, September 17, 1944 to the…

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