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Today in 1944 : Operation Market Garden
« on: September 17, 2022, 06:48:58 AM »
Today, Netherlands remembers operation Market Garden

In 15 minutes, 2000 paratroupers landed on Dutch soil to combat the nazi's and create a forward invasion spot to attack Germany itself.

Operation market garden was one of the first real freedom sites Netherlands acquired during WW-II. The nazi's were defeated, but it came at a high price

Full story:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden

Casualties in this 8 day battle:


Casualties   Grand Total
Dutch civilians   500
Second Army and
I Airborne Corps      15,326–17,200
XVIII Airborne Corps    3,974[165][m]




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Re: Today in 1944 : Operation Market Garden
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2022, 07:04:22 AM »
Today, Netherlands remembers operation Market Garden

In 15 minutes, 2000 paratroupers landed on Dutch soil to combat the nazi's and create a forward invasion spot to attack Germany itself.

Operation market garden was one of the first real freedom sites Netherlands acquired during WW-II. The nazi's were defeated, but it came at a high price

Full story:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden

Casualties in this 8 day battle:


Casualties   Grand Total
Dutch civilians   500
Second Army and
I Airborne Corps      15,326–17,200
XVIII Airborne Corps    3,974[165][m]


Ahem, nice post. Way more than 2000 paratroopers.  :8)
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Re: Today in 1944 : Operation Market Garden
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2022, 09:19:51 AM »
Today, Netherlands remembers operation Market Garden

In 15 minutes, 2000 paratroupers landed on Dutch soil to combat the nazi's and create a forward invasion spot to attack Germany itself.

Operation market garden was one of the first real freedom sites Netherlands acquired during WW-II. The nazi's were defeated, but it came at a high price

Full story:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden

Casualties in this 8 day battle:


Casualties   Grand Total
Dutch civilians   500
Second Army and
I Airborne Corps      15,326–17,200
XVIII Airborne Corps    3,974[165][m]


Ahem, nice post. Way more than 2000 paratroopers.  :8)

That is correct, i was commenting on their speed. Landing 2000 troops per 15 minutes is huge
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