1st Allied Airborne Army troops land in Germany during Operation Varsity in World War II.
European Theater Date:1945 Duration:6 min 34 sec Sound:Yes
The successful airborne crossing of the Rhine river by the 1st Allied Airborne troops during World War II. Aircraft lined up at an airfield. British 6th Airborne Division gliders, British Halifax, Sterling bombers and U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 and C-46 aircraft take off from an airfield in the European Theater. British 6th Airborne Division troops in the field. Airborne troops are briefed. Soldiers synchronize their watches. Soldiers don equipment as they prepare to take off. Airborne troops board an aircraft. A personnel at the control tower orders to take off. Aircraft and gliders take off. An aircraft taxis for take off and crashes. Aircraft in flight. Troops aboard an airborne aircraft. Paratroopers jump and descend. Aircraft in flight as they drop bombs. Explosions occur. Soldiers fire rifles. Soldiers enter a village and take German prisoners.
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