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Battle of Arnhem – British Gliders Shot at by SS (1944)

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The Battle of Arnhem, 1944, taken from the British Pathe newsreel “Red Devils of Arnhem”.

Video footage of the famous World War 2 British-led military operation that was ultimately a failure. The Brits planned to enter the Netherlands but met unexpected resistance from the 9th and 10th SS divisions.

Reinforcements were sent via gliders with a paratroop regiment, but due to foggy conditions they arrived late and were shot down by the SS. Polish troops were late too and when they arrived were not strong enough in numbers to help to push the operation through.

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