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Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: RAF Lightning F Mk. 6 - RAF Leuchars

RAF Lightning F Mk. 6 - RAF Leuchars
Royal Air Force English Electric Lightning F Mk.6 XR760 H of No.23 Squadron at RAF Leuchars Date: 1969

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: WESTMINSTER SCHOOL 1906

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL 1906
Westminster School, with Westminster Abbey in the background. Date: 1906

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Field-Marshal Montgomerys HQ, Zonhoven

Field-Marshal Montgomerys HQ, Zonhoven
On 9 September 1944 Zonhoven was liberated by the Allies, and from 12 November to 7 February 1945 Montgomery made his HQ here in the home of the local physician, Dr Armand Peeters

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Jewish Memorial Statue, Nijmegen, Holland

Jewish Memorial Statue, Nijmegen, Holland
Inspired by Paul de Swaat, this sculpture of a mourning lady looking towards the old Jewish Schul, was unveiled in 1995. The figure stands beneath a tree

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: RAF Hastings T Mk. 5 - RAF Finningley

RAF Hastings T Mk. 5 - RAF Finningley
Royal Air Force Handley Page Hastings T Mk.5 TG553, of the Strike Command Bombing School from RAF Lindholme, at RAF Finningley Date: 1971

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: RAF Varsity T Mk. 1 - RAF Gaydon

RAF Varsity T Mk. 1 - RAF Gaydon
Royal Air Force Vickers Varsity T Mk.1 WF335 G from 2 Air Navigation School at RAF Gaydon Date: 1967

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Cessna 172 - OY-BFK - Cranfield

Cessna 172 - OY-BFK - Cranfield
Cessna 172 - OY-BFK at Cranfield Date: 1987

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: RAF Dominie T Mk. 1 - RAF Finningley

RAF Dominie T Mk. 1 - RAF Finningley
Royal Air Force Hawker Siddeley Dominie T Mk.1 of No.6 Flying Training School at RAF Finningley Date: 1972

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: RAF Buccaneer S. 2B - RAF Abingdon

RAF Buccaneer S. 2B - RAF Abingdon
Royal Air Force Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B XX891 J / Just Married of No.15 Squadron at RAF Abingdon Date: 1982

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: USAFE F-111F - RAF Lakenheath

USAFE F-111F - RAF Lakenheath
United States Air Force in Europe General Dynamics F-111F 72-442 of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath Date: 1980s

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: British Airways B757 - G-BIKU

British Airways B757 - G-BIKU
British Airways Boeing 757-236 - G-BIKU Date: 1986

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: WESTMINSTER SCHOOL 1906

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL 1906
Westminster School, with Westminster Abbey in the background. Date: 1906

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: The original road bridge over the River Rhine, Arnhem

The original road bridge over the River Rhine, Arnhem
This is the view of the Arnhem bridge taken from the top of the Eusebius church three years after the former was opened. Between 1939 and 1950 it was blown and re-built several times

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: RAF Phantom FGR. 2 - RAF Wildenrath

RAF Phantom FGR. 2 - RAF Wildenrath
Royal Air Force McDonnell Douglas / Hawker Siddeley F-4M Phantom FGR.2 XV470 G of No.19 Squadron at RAF Wildenrath (d/d 22/03/1969, to RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus 07/1992 for display as 9156M) Date: 1980s

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Farnborough 92 - MiG-29M (9-15) Blue 156

Farnborough 92 - MiG-29M (9-15) Blue 156
Farnborough 92 - Mikoyan MiG-29M (9-15) Blue 156 shown with Vympel NPO R-77 air-to-air missiles on the underwing pylons. Date: 1992

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: RAF Vulcan B Mk. 2 - RAF Waddington (Black Buck 1)

RAF Vulcan B Mk. 2 - RAF Waddington (Black Buck 1)
Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan B Mk.2 XM607 from the Waddington Bomb Wing at RAF Finningley. XM607 carried out the Black Buck 1 air-raid on Stanley Airport in the Falkland Islands on 30 April - 1 May

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: USAF / Oregon ANG F-4C

USAF / Oregon ANG F-4C
United States Air Force/Oregon Air National Guard McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II 64-0776 (MSN 1079) credited with shooting down MiG-21 over North Vietnam 3 Apr 1967. Credited with

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: USAF B-52D

USAF B-52D
United States Air Force Boeing B-52D-75-BO Stratofortress of the 96th Bombardment Wing (to MASDC as BC285 5/28/82. Scrapped) Date: circa 1980

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Fokker D. VII replica - G-BFPL - Duxford

Fokker D. VII replica - G-BFPL - Duxford
Williams Flugzeuge Fokker D.VII replica - G-BFPL - Duxford Date: 1983

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 11

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 11
Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A view of some of the makeshift buildings that have grown among the rubbish tips. This is where the better off Zabballeen people live circa 1995

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: SMITH O'BRIEN TO GAOL

SMITH O'BRIEN TO GAOL
William Smith O'Brien is conveyed back to prison after trial; his death sentence was commuted to transportation for life. 1848

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Major H. E. J. Lister Memorial, Hechtel-Eksel

Major H. E. J. Lister Memorial, Hechtel-Eksel
Major Lister joined the Welsh Guards as a soldier, although he was an ordained priest with a Parish at Purle. He then went to Sandhurst and in October 1939 was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Horsa Glider Memorial, Wolfheze, Holland

Horsa Glider Memorial, Wolfheze, Holland
Wolfheze is a small village about 10km to the west of Arnhem beside which the Operation Market Garden 17 September 1944 Landing Zones Z ands (gliders) and Drop Zone X (parachutists) were located

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: The RAF Crew Memorial, Hartenstein Museum Grounds

The RAF Crew Memorial, Hartenstein Museum Grounds
This was the brainchild of Alan Hartley (standing beside the Memorial), the founder of the RAF Down Ampney Association, which remembered all the crews that flew the re-supply aircraft during

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Veldhoven Liberation Memorial and HCR Memorial

Veldhoven Liberation Memorial and HCR Memorial
The Operation Market Garden plan required that the Guards Armoured Division, which was leading the ground advance north, should advance at maximum speed in order to cross the river bridges as soon as

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Private Memorial, Old Lonsdale Church, Oosterbeek

Private Memorial, Old Lonsdale Church, Oosterbeek
The final fighting north of the River Rhine during the last stages of Operation Market Garden was in and around the small Arnhem suburb of Oosterbeek

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Sherman tank Memorial, Leopoldsburg Railway Station

Sherman tank Memorial, Leopoldsburg Railway Station
Leopoldsburg is in Belgium and it was directly behind the start line of Operation Market Garden. Here was a huge engineer dump built up to support the XXX Corps ground forces whose job it was to

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: The Royal Engineers Evacuation Memorial

The Royal Engineers Evacuation Memorial
In the final days of Operation Market Garden, the beleagured British forces left north of the Rhine at Oosterbeek, west of Arnhem

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: The Grave of Surgeon Lipmann Kessel, Oosterbeek

The Grave of Surgeon Lipmann Kessel, Oosterbeek
Kessel is buried in the Oosterbeek local cemetery which is opposite the Commonwealth War Graves one. He was the surgeon to 16th Para Field Ambulance who had established themselves in the St Elisabeth

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: The old St Elisabeth Hospital, Arnhem, Holland

The old St Elisabeth Hospital, Arnhem, Holland
In the planning for Operation Market Garden, 16th Field Ambulance were tasked to arrive on the first day and to establish themselves in the hospital

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: The Tafelberg Hotel, HQ of Field-Marshal Model

The Tafelberg Hotel, HQ of Field-Marshal Model
The Tafelberg was at Oosterbeek centre crossroads, virtually adjacent to the Hartenstein Hotel. In September 1944 it was Models HQ

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Eusebius Church parachutists, Arnhem, Holland

Eusebius Church parachutists, Arnhem, Holland
The original church was built between 1452 and 1650. During German occupation most of the church bells were, as with many Dutch churches, taken away to be melted down for the German war effort

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: The Surrender Room, Hotel de Wereld, Wageningen

The Surrender Room, Hotel de Wereld, Wageningen
The old Hotel de Wereld was the scene of the German surrender to the Dutch. To the right of the entrance is a Commemorative Plaque recording that

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Airborne Forces Plaque, old St Elisabeths Hospital

Airborne Forces Plaque, old St Elisabeths Hospital
The image is that of the old hospital in the form that it was during the battle. In 2000 the building was converted into apartments

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: 21st Independent Para Coy Memorial, Oosterbeek

21st Independent Para Coy Memorial, Oosterbeek
The 21st was commanded by Major B. A. B. Boy Wilson who, at the age of 45, was one of the oldest paras in the 1st AB Division

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: 508th PIR, Devils in Baggy Pants, Memorial, Beek

508th PIR, Devils in Baggy Pants, Memorial, Beek
The Memorial was designed by H. J. Guse and was erected on 17 September 1981. It commemorates the liberation of Beek on 17 September 1944 by the 508th who were known as the Red Devils

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Heelsum Airborne Memorial, Market Garden, Holland

Heelsum Airborne Memorial, Market Garden, Holland
This originally simple Memorial erected by residents of Heelsum in 1945 has steadily become more professional over the years

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Incredible Patrol Plaque, Elst Town Hall, Holland

Incredible Patrol Plaque, Elst Town Hall, Holland
Following the failure of Operation Market Garden to establish a foothold across the Rhine at Arnhem, the front line effectively lay along the river itself

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Civilian War Victims Memorial, Doornenburg, Holland

Civilian War Victims Memorial, Doornenburg, Holland
This village remained in German hands until April 1945 when it was liberated on Easter Sunday. In October 1944 following Operation Market Garden, Doornenburg was repeatedly bombed by the Allies

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Memorial to C-47 Dakota 43-15180, Ochten, Holland

Memorial to C-47 Dakota 43-15180, Ochten, Holland
This Dakota, carrying men of 156th Parachute Battalion Machine Gun Platoon, was shot down by German ack ack on 18 September 1944, the second day of Operation Market Garden

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Zetten Liberation Monument, Holland

Zetten Liberation Monument, Holland
This impressive Monument, designed by G. Berns, was inaugurated on 24th September 1984. It takes the form of a symbolic dugout representing the many civilians

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: 508th PIR Memorial, Sions Hof Hotel, Berg en Dal

508th PIR Memorial, Sions Hof Hotel, Berg en Dal
During Operation Market Garden in September 1944 this area was taken by the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the US 82nd Airborne Division. The figure on the wall is a Memorial to that Division

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Memorial Chapel to St Mary of the Flowering Betuwe

Memorial Chapel to St Mary of the Flowering Betuwe
This Chapel was erected in 1946 in commemoration of heavy fighting that took place around this area in September-October 1944 following the Market Garden Operation

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: 505th PIR and 1st Canadian Army Memorial

505th PIR and 1st Canadian Army Memorial
This double Memorial was erected by C.Hectors, A. van Grinsven and Father Thuring in Klein Amerika on 16 September 1990. The left hand tablet records that, With Europe in peril

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Operation Veritable Memorial, Groesbeek, Holland

Operation Veritable Memorial, Groesbeek, Holland
Shaped like an airborne canister, or the Tinman in the Wizard of Oz film, this metal Memorial records on the back that on 17/18 September 1944

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Memorial to British and Allied Forces, Jonkerbos

Memorial to British and Allied Forces, Jonkerbos
This simple column Memorial is in the Jonkerbos Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in a wooded area known as Jonkers Bosch (Childrens Wood)

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Jan van Hoof headstone, Dutch Wargraves Cemetery

Jan van Hoof headstone, Dutch Wargraves Cemetery
This is in the back right hand corner of a Cemetery of Honour which was laid out in 1971.The Dutch flag flies here and there is a plaque to The Fallen 1940-1945

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2019: Dutch Border Battalions Memorial, Grave, Holland

Dutch Border Battalions Memorial, Grave, Holland
This bas-relief by Jan Kettering shows a soldier of the Border Battalions guarding the town of Grave. It was erected on 31 October 1964 and its caption is We went and came back after years



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