On this Day

17 Sept 1944, units of the British first Airborne Division began landing in the fields in and around the sleepy Dutch villages of Renkum and Wolfheze. The objective was the capture of the bridge over the lower Rhine at Arnhem. The rest is history...............

Gliders of 7th Battalion the Kings' Own Scottish Borderers and 1st Battalion the Border Regiment on Landing site S - Sugar

lest We Forget
The 17th and 18th September were spent recovering knocked out flails by 22nd Dragoons after the successful conclusion of Operation Astonia (the capture of Le Havre).

Even as Market Garden was going in there were still channel ports in France occupied by the Germans.

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