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The escape of Brigadier General Shan Hackett

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Brigadier Shan Hackett (center) with Field Marshal Montgomery and General Roy Urquhart prior to Operation Market Garden.

The story of General Hackett’s escape is exemplary of the courage of the Dutch resistance to help English soldiers stranded during the Battle of Arnhem. Brigadier General John ‘Shan’ Hackett was wounded in Oosterbeek on September 24, 1944. Hackett ended up in the Elisabeth Gasthuis. With the help of the resistance, he was able to…

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