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Airborne Gallery

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Choose from 99 pictures in our Airborne collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl Featured Print

British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl

Photograph showing aan Irish Guardsman keeping watch on the Bridge at Nijmegen, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan devised by Field-Marshal Montgomery to drop thousands of airborne troops into Holland to capture an invasion route into Germany. The British First Airborne, American 81st and 101st Divisions took part in the plan, which was ultimately unsuccessful. This photographed was staged (for the Illustrated London News) and the soldier is James Lawler of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. The sentry box was previously manned by Germans and a picture of the Fuhrer can be seen, still pinned to the side of the wooden position. Apparently the ILN correspondent had to be encouraged to make the high ascent to the box by ladder as he was scared of heights!!

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Mortar, 2 In Mk Vii* Airborne Featured Print

Mortar, 2 In Mk Vii* Airborne

Mk VII* 2 in mortar. Used by airborne forces during World War Two, 1945 (c). The 2 inch Mortar, introduced into service in 1938, was a light weapon designed for close support fire for infantry. Originally equipped with a base-plate and sights, it was modified during the war to a very simplified form. This model, produced in 1944 for use by airborne troops, is simply a metal tube with the sighting reduced to a white line on the barrel. The High Explosive or Smoke bomb is dropped down the barrel and fired by a simple lever. The maximum range is 430 metres (500 yards). Date: circa 1945

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Men who fought at Arnhem, WW2 Featured Print

The Men who fought at Arnhem, WW2

The men who fought at Arnhem in a struggle against the odds during the Second World War. A double page spread of seven photographs, picturing Major-General Urquhart, two BBC war correspondents (Stanley Maxted and Guy Byam), British airborne troops going into action, a patrol of British paratroopers searching a ruined house in Ooosterbeek, an airborne officer in Nijmegen wearing a blanket in place of trousers, Sergeant Bennet of Darlington who swam across the river on his way back, and the three men who took photographs and film footage of the Arnhem campaign: Sergeant D M Smith, Sergeant G Walker, and Sergeant C M Lewis. Date: 1944

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans