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War correspondent Alan Wood typing out a despatch in a wood outside Arnhem, 18 September 1944

Photograph by Sergeant D M Smith, Army Film and Photographic Unit, World War Two, North West Europe, 1944.

Inspired by the bravery of the airborne troops at Arnhem, Wood wrote: 'if in the years to come, you meet a man who says, "I was at Arnhem", raise your hat and buy him a drink.'

From a collection of 75 British official photographs relating to 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem, September 1944, compiled by Christopher Keegan. Associated with Operation MARKET GARDEN, 1944.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2005-12-38-52


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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