September 17, 1944

Paratroopers jumping into Holland on 17 September 1944. (National Archives)

1944:    Operation MARKET GARDEN. 1,546 allied planes and 478 gliders carry 35,000 troops for an airborne assault between Eindhoven and Arnhem in Holland to secure the Rhine. MARKET GARDEN was the basis for the movie A Bridge Too Far.

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