Three American C-47's dropping parachutists and supply canisters on the outskirts of Arnhem, 17 September 1944
Photograph by Sergeant D M Smith, Army Film and Photographic Unit, World War Two, North West Europe, 1944.
Around 10,000 men from Major-General Roy Urquhart's 1st British Airborne Division and 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade landed at Arnhem during Operation Market Garden to capture a key bridge over the Rhine.
From a collection of 75 British official photographs relating to 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem, September 1944, compiled by Christopher Keegan.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection