Arnhem Bridge

David Shepherd


david shepherd arnhem bridge

Arnhem Bridge-The second day
Limited edition of 1,000
Image Size approx 19.5" x 11"
Overall size complete with french bound mount as shown 27.5" x 20.75"

The Battle of Arnhem was a battle of the Second World War at the vanguard of the Allied Operation Market Garden.
It was fought in and around the Dutch towns of Arnhem, Oosterbeek, Wolfheze and Driel and the vicinity from 17 to 26 September 1944.
The Allies were poised to enter the Netherlands after sweeping through France and Belgium in the summer of 1944, after the Battle of Normandy.
Market Garden was based upon Operation Comet proposed by Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery, who favoured a single thrust north over the branches of the Lower Rhine River,
allowing the British Second Army to bypass the Siegfried Line and attack the Ruhr.
US Airborne troops were dropped in the Netherlands to secure bridges and towns along the line of the Allied advance.
Farthest north, the British 1st Airborne Division landed at Arnhem to capture bridges across the Nederrijn (Lower Rhine), supported by men of the Glider Pilot Regiment and the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade.
The British XXX Corps were expected to reach the British airborne forces in two to three days.

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