Allied troops advance and secure territory in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Arnhem Netherlands Date:1944, September Duration:3 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
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
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