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.
Strafing of German targets by the U.S. 8th Air Force on Western front, especially northern Holland, Netherlands. Air Force plane in tactical operations. Gun camera footage of U.S. Army Air Force fighter planes out of Strasbourg strafing German held targets in northern Holland including railroad lines and trains. Explosion rises from a hit target. Another large explosion erupts from a target, possibly ammunition depot. Wing is shot and breaks off of incoming German airplane. More scenes of dramatic explosions as targets on ground are hit by American aircraft. Another German plane is hit and is seen falling from the sky. A parachute is seen ejecting one of the crew from the German aircraft. Enemy German held warehouses and other targets are hit by American aircraft strafing. Compelling and dramatic views of explosions including some where debris flies up in air toward attacking U.S. aircraft.
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
Allied forces free the civilians from Nazi occupation in Holland, during World War II. British infantrymen of the 9th Army and tanks advance in Holland and defeated German forces retreat. British artillery and tanks fire at the Nazis during a battle. Allied soldiers rescue civilians from the rubble of houses destroyed during battle. British tanks and flamethrowers attack German Army units. British Army and tanks advance on rubbled streets of a town in Holland.
Allies bomb Nazi targets in France and Netherlands during World War II. An animated map shows France and Germany. Allied squadrons move towards the bombers. A plane taxis and takes off. A pilot in the cockpit dons a helmet. A formation of bombers drops bombs on a Nazi airfield in Holland. Ground crew watches as a bomber comes in for landing. The bomber lands on its belly. Ground crew moves towards the bomber. A row of bombers. Crew members work on the bomber. A bomber takes off. View of bombs attached to the bomber. Bombs dropped on Nazi installations in France. Aerial view of explosions on the ground.
U.S. Army General Dwight David Eisenhower visits Holland. Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Holland with other officers . He reviews naval recruits standing at attention. Eisenhower looks through binoculars and observes Dutch Army soldiers performing drills and firing guns in training exercises. Army soldiers of the Netherlands climb barricades and perform other drills while practicing. Exteriors of Soestdijk Palace. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and Queen Juliana of the Netherlands welcome Dwight David Eisenhower and his wife Mamie Doud Eisenhower.