Having read the review at http://www.arrse.co.uk/content/696-magnificent-disaster-failure-market-garden-david-bennett.html , long ago seen ( and read) 'A Bridge Too Far' and various other Arrse and non -Arrse threads about the Battle of Arnhem, I appreciate that it is still being fiercely debated. As I was driving past Duxford the other day, a question occurred to me which hopefully somebody with a deeper knowledge of Airbone history may have a quick answer to. As I remember, much was made in the film ( yeah Hollywood's version and doubtless full of glaring errors) of the fact that Intelligence on the presence of the SS Panzer Division in the area was ignored. Did the current Pathfinder Platoon exist in 1944 ? Given the momentum of the Operation, had they dropped prior to the main effort, would their recce report ' Take a pause of two marching paces General B - the place is stiff with Tiger tanks and leary swept-up Eastern front vets ' have actually prevented the Op going ahead ?