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    Re: Battle for Arnhem....

    Thanks Duke

    On 2 August 1944, First Allied Airborne Army was officially activated by the orders of General Eisenhower, and in less than two weeks it was assigned its first operation. During...
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    Twelve were built on the 12t sdkfz 8 in 1939, with a small cab - this is the 12t version.

    Ten were built on the FAMO 18t vehicle in 1940, with a 'normal' armoured cab that...
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    Preliminary design of all the German half-tracks of the early part of the war was done by Dipl.Ing. Ernst Kniepkamp of the Military Automotive Department (Wa Prüf 6) before the Nazis took power in...
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    Great posts again - who made the buildings, they are brilliant?
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    Re: Battle for Arnhem....

    Thank you, glad you liked it.

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    A couple more Staghound shots (in Canadian colours)

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    The Irish guards were as good as their word and did not shoot up the two returning vehicles approaching them at 60 mph!

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    They discovered where the main defence line was and also three...
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    The highly dangerous and difficult job of obtaining the vital information for the next move forward was handed over to the troop commanded by Lt Buchanan-Jardine, who realised very soon that the only...
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    Re: Battle for Arnhem....

    Lt Buchanan-Jardine’s Reece – 11 September 1944
    Significant as Joes’ bridge would prove to be (as a base to launch Operation Garden from), with so many water obstacles to face, the next one – over...
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    Re: Bored Tonight...Post a Diorama, LOL

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    Re: Battle for Arnhem....

    Thanks for the kind comments.

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    General Horrocks was pleased enough to say he would name the bridge “Joe’s Bridge”, after Lt Colonel Vandeleur. He rated it as important an operation as the seizure of Pegasus Bridge on D-Day.
    When...
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    When the bridgehead was counter attacked at dawn the next morning, the attacks were beaten off,

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    Division wanted to push all of 5 Guards Brigade across, but XXX Corps overruled them, worried that denuding the south side may weaken them in the face of large numbers of retreating Germans - they...
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    The bridge garrison had been kept informed about the main defensive block, which was still holding on around 10km up the main road.

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    The attack was successful with much lighter casualties than expected.

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    248000 4.2" mortar lends support

    J.O.E.’s plan had surprised the...
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    Despite the lack of artillery support, short range tank fire had helped overpower the surprised defenders of the Herman Goering Division.

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    The rapid advance from Normandy...
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    A green Verey light from the infantry, now in position only 100m from the bridge, initiated the attack.

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    They were followed by the two tanks, advancing under covering fire...
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    A so far unrecognised 88mm gun was knocked out on the south side of the canal and its half track tow was knocked out whilst attempting to cross the bridge to the north side, together with an ammo...
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    Boldness was the order of the day, he decided. They must rush the bridge, using speed of attack and surprise, to reduce casualties.

    Two tanks were chosen to rush the bridge (from Major David...
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    From the top of a slag heap, he could see three deadly 88mm guarding the bridge on the northern side,

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    as well as dug in infantry with MG34/42’s.

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    He deduced that the...
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    The Grenadiers were held up on the main road,

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    but Lt Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur with 3/IG (infantry) and 2/IG (tanks) and a troop of Honeys (M5 light tanks) were on an open...
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    Creswell and Cutler returned to their armoured cars and radioed their information to Division.

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    They noted that the bridge was intact but strongly held.


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    For this reason I could not bring myself to believe that the enemy would be so foolish as to leave an alternative route uncovered and in fact I stressed in my orders to the Troop the fact that we...
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    2/HCR faced determined resistance and the country was difficult, especially for tanks.

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    Nevertheless, they identified an unmarked road on their map that was newly...
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    By the second week of September 1944, the rapid and unopposed breakout run after the August Normandy battles was ending, as the British 2nd Army advanced further into Belgium, coming into contact...
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