Allied Airborne units dropping in Holland during World War II
Holland Date:1945 Duration:2 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
Animated map showing American and British paratroops being dropped in Holland toward Eindhoven, Nijmegen, and Arnhem, and British ground forces advancing past Antwerp, during World War 2. British paratroopers seen inside C-47 (Dakota) aircraft as they head for Arnhem, on the Rhine (Rhein) River. Their parachutes fill the sky as they jump from their aircraft. They assemble on the ground, as one of the transport aircraft is seen diving and crashing in the background.The British paratroops move through outskirts of town. Scene shifts to U.S. airborne units landing at Eindhoven, in gliders. One of the gliders flips over on landing. American airborne units joining up with the advancing British ground troops. Views of the undamaged bridge at Nijmegen. The British forces encounter fierce German resistance that prevents their joining with their airborne troops at Arnhem.British troops dug in and firing mortars and small arms at Arnhem. Allied aircraft airdropping supplies to the dug in forces. A supply airplane shot down and crashing. British wounded soldiers being carried on stretchers.
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