Arnhem: Fleet of Allied planes in flight. The 1st Allied Airborne Corps troops descend and land near Arnhem, Netherlands. Ground forces march ahead. Members of the Allied corps from the American 82nd Airborne Division capture and cross the 2km long bridge over the Waal at Nijmegen. Dead German soldiers on the bridge. Landing of allied paratroopers near the town of Grave, targeting the bridges over the Maas. Scenes of the Glider Pilot Regiment landing in Holland near Arnhem in Operation Market Garden, including point of view shots from glider in flight under rope tow, and of many paratoopers filling sky during drop. Soldier in jeep being unloaded. A wrecked glider. Allied soldiers take German prisoners. Wounded soldiers. Dutch Resistance Movement officers reveal German troop movements to Allies. A member with an 'ORANJE' insignia on his uniform sleeve. View of German Garrison commander Major General Fridriech Kussin, dead, his body half fallen from his Citroen automobile as Allied troops march by. A bungalow used by the resistance as their headquarters. British soldiers attempting to defend their position near the Arnhem road bridge over the Lower Rhine (now the John Frost Bridge, named after the British Commander who led the forces that defended their position there for 9 days, and subject of the 1977 movie "A Bridge Too Far"). Wounded soldiers on stretchers, from fighting against the German 9th SS and 10th SS Panzer divisions. Views of supplies being dropped to the British forces and the soldiers retrieving dropped supplies. Allied Target Indicators go off at dusk. British soldier communicating on radio as they await arrival of British XXX Corps (who never arrive). Remaining British troops withdrawing after 9 days of battle. British Soldiers retire and walk on streets. Soldiers in military jeeps. The Nijmegen bridge over the Waal River protected by the Allied soldiers. In total 10,600 Allied airborne soldiers landed at Arnhem; 1500 were killed and all but 2398 were captured
During Operation Market Garden, German soldiers move forward on foot and on bicycles in Arnhem and other areas of Netherlands during World War II. German infantry find abandoned American and British equipment. They open a cigarette tin from their findings, share cigarettes all around, smoking and smiling. German infantry, including some very young German soldiers march along a roadway. House to house fighting between British and German forces in Dutch towns and villages of Arnhem region. Germans take British and American soldiers as prisoners and search them thoroughly. Allied POWs are marched between locations and guarded at roadsides, including near a building with sign that says "Maarland" on it (likely hamlet of Maarland, or present day Oost-Maarland). Near end of clip German narrator references Operation Berlin withdrawal and rescue effort being conducted by Allies to try to remove remaining Allied forces from the region.
Early days of Operation Market Garden in Nijmegen, Holland, Netherlands during World war II. Animated map of France, Belgium, and Netherlands. Allied transport and resupply aircraft in flight over clouds. Aerial view of Nijmegen Netherlands. Allied parachutes carrying supplies floating toward ground. The aircraft drop supplies in the south of Nijmegen. First Allied Airborne Army troops arrive by parachutes and gliders. The parachutists jump from the aircraft and descend towards the land. Unusual scene from camera strapped to the chest of a paratrooper. Shows view upon first jumping, and then view from paratrooper in sky descending and surrounded by other paratroopers with aircraft overhead and ground nearing below. U.S. aircraft parked on a field. The sky if filled with parachutists who are landing. German antiaircraft fire targets Allied planes. An Allied aircraft plunges toward the earth and crashes with a fireball. The Allied troops advance. Explosion in the foreground due to bombing. The aircraft drops bombs. Smoke raises in the foreground due to the bombardment. Gliders in flight. British 1st Airborne Division soldiers advance, engaging in Battle of Arnhem.
German troops fight the Allied forces in the Netherlands during World War 2. Animated map locates Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands. German troops fire at British parachutists and gliders as they descend from their transport aircraft. Afterwards they pursue and engage those who made it safely to the ground. Scattered Allied equipment, dead bodies and downed gliders. Burning gliders. Allied aircraft shot down and crashing. British prisoners of war seated in a group in a meadow.
Flooding in Arnhem Netherlands during World War II. A German soldier drives a motorcycle in the flooded waters. Water flowing with a few trees in the center. A high water marker with a reading nearly at the top of the meter. A damaged building in the flooded area.
Allied airborne and paratroopers land behind enemy lines in Arnhem, Holland, during World War II. Large number of transport planes and gliders fly over Holland. Number of paratroopers drop from airplanes. Paratroopers make safe landing on ground. Crash landing of a few gliders and explosion on one. Troops prepare plans to face the Nazi Army after landing. Dutch natives help the soldiers in their mission and guide them.