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Video: The British took control of these buildings near the Rhine Bridge

in Arnhem/Photos/September 17

None of the original buildings that the British held on the north side of the Rhine Bridge during the Battle of Arnhem survived the war. In addition to drawn maps of the situation around the bridge, several illustrative films have been made in recent years that clearly show what the area around the Rhine Bridge…

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VIDEO: This is what the area around the Rhine Bridge looked like in 1944

in Arnhem/Before the battle/Photos

The bridge at Arnhem was the main objective of Operation Market Garden. The immediate vicinity of the Rhine Bridge was destroyed during and after the Battle of Arnhem. Except for some old photos, nothing is left of the original buildings. For the first time you can now see where the British fought during the Battle…

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PHOTOS: An English patrol in the city center of Arnhem

in Arnhem/Photos/September 18

An English patrol in the city center of Arnhem. That was still possible in the morning of Monday, September 18. The Germans were aware that the British held the north side of the Rhine Bridge, but organized German troops at the bridge were not yet established. For that reason, Captain Killick had been sent out…

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PHOTOS: the battle at the bridge through German eyes

in Arnhem/Photos
German corporal Karl-Heinz Kracht eats his ration in front of his tank. The tank was parked at Jos Pé printing house.

German corporal Karl-Heinz Kracht was a bomb loader in a Mark III tank that was deployed against John Frost’s paratroopers at the Rhine Bridge. Few pictures have been taken of the battle around the bridge. Besides British aerial photos, we actually only have the photos that Karl-Heinz Kracht took as a hobby photographer during the…

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PHOTOS: Germans expel the British from Utrechtseweg

in Arnhem/Photos/September 19
German soldiers with a piece of anti-aircraft gun on Boulevard Heuvelink. The soldier on the right who puts a bottle to his mouth is the German war photographer Erich Wenzel. Many of the photos below are from his hand. (Photo: Bundesarchiv.)

On the morning of Tuesday, September 19, 1944, two German Propaganda Kompanie Kriegsberichter arrive in Arnhem: Wenzel and Jacobsen. The war correspondents with their 35 mm cameras took many photos that day of the events in Arnhem. This page shows an image report of the photos Wenzel and Jacobsen took on Utrechtseweg, where they traveled…

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PHOTOS: Germans take hundreds of British prisoners of war

in Arnhem/Photos/September 19

Tuesday, September 19, was a dramatic day for the British. At the Gemeentemuseum and via Amsterdamseweg near Oosterbeek, the paratroopers had tried to reach Arnhem, but they were beaten back in both places. The Germans made hundreds of prisoners of war that day. At that time the Germans had several Kriegsberichter walking around in Arnhem,…

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PHOTOS: the battle in Oosterbeek on Monday September 25

in Oosterbeek/Photos/September 25

Because the battle against the British Airborne Division resulted in a victory for the German army, the Germans had sent many Kriegsberichter to Oosterbeek to portray the Battle of Arnhem. The photos they took were to convince the inhabitants of the German Reich that Germany was far from defeated. Of all the German photographers who…

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PHOTOS: A photo shoot of some British POW

in After the battle/Arnhem/Photos

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: Oosterbeek, after the Battle of Arnhem

in After the battle/Photos/september 26
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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