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Paratroops in action with 3-inch mortars firing on enemy positions across the Rhine, 20 September 1944

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

A 3-inch mortar team of the 1st (Airlanding) Battalion, The Border Regiment, bombarding enemy positions. The crew (from left to right) are Privates Norman 'Jock' Knight (obscured) and Ron 'Ginger Tierney (facing camera), and Corporal Jim McDowell. All three were safely evacuated from Arnhem though Knight was wounded.

From a collection of 75 British official photographs relating to 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem, Operation MARKET GARDEN, September 1944.

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NAM. 2005-12-38-9


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