Remembering Arnhem | Operation Market Garden



In September 1944, Operation ‘Market Garden was launched

It was intended to help Allied forces push through the Netherlands and into northern Germany,

Combat trained cameramen of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit accompanied the troops and filmed the operation.

The short film above, produced by IWM’s George Smith, uses a wealth of newly-digitised IWM film to tell the story of ‘Market Garden’.

MORE:

Remembering The Battle of Arnhem https://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/news/24

The Story of Operation Market Garden – https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-story-of-operation-market-garden-in-photos?_ga=2.205114704.150569182.1567420828-1283201348.1560851984

Sequences from these IWM films are included in the above short film and available for licensing

AMY 130 Edited film ‘OPERATION “MARKET”’
A70 160-1 Unedited AFPU footage 1ST AIRBORNE DIVISION PREPARE FOR OPERATION ‘MARKET’ ON AN RAF AIRFIELD
A70 160-5 Unedited AFPU footage PARATROOPERS OF THE 1ST AIRBORNE DIVISION PREPARE FOR TAKE- OFF
A70 160-6 Unedited AFPU footage OPERATION ‘MARKET
A70 168-2 Unedited AFPU footage THE 1st AIRBORNE DIVISION IN ACTION ON THE NEDER RIJN WEST OF ARNHEM
A70 169-5 Unedited AFPU footage 1st AIRBORNE DIVISION GOES INTO ACTION WEST OF ARNHEM
A70 169-6 Unedited AFPU footage 1st AIRBORNE DIVISION FLIES INTO BATTLE IN SOUTHERN HOLLAND
GEN 11 RAF newsreel THE GEN NO 11
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12 thoughts on “Remembering Arnhem | Operation Market Garden

  1. Johnnie Cope says:

    It's the most heart warming thing that the Dutch people recognized the ferocity of the fight that 1st Airborne Division gave to the Germans, especially since the Dutch suffered so greatly after the battle … In that way it was a triumph, of good over evil, the British Paras and the Dutch people both gave a wonderful account of themselves.

  2. Albert Grant says:

    Gen Montgomery s follow. BRITISH AND DUTCH intelligen e knew there were German tanks etc that lightly armed paratroopers could not compete. A waste of great soldiers. Montgomery s total fault .

  3. dave & bonney bulmer says:

    My grandad was captured at Arnhem, and taken POW. What he experienced as POW he never spoke about until I was 15, and he helped me with my WW2 project at school.

  4. Kelly Howard says:

    Hm, this kinda makes it look like Market Garden was a winner instead of the monumental clusterf*k it was. But I guess that wouldn't play too well at the Imperial War Museum. I kept looking at those eager, determined faces & wondering how many of those guys made it out of that mess. How dreadful for that general to waste those brave souls.

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