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Parachutes open as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army in Sept 1944. Operation Market Garden was the largest airborne operation in history, with some 15,000 troops landing by glider and another 20,000 by parachute.

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Los Angeles Examiner: Nazis Surrendered Europe War Comes to End. (May 7, 1945) https://www.pinterest.com/valerief4nini/wwii-the-big-one/

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TODAY IN HISTORY. September 17, 1944 - “D-Day” for Operation Market Garden. The initial assault includes 415 planeloads of paratroopers from the 501st, 502nd and 506th Parachute Infantry Regiments and 70 CG-4A gliders carrying units of the Division Headquarters, the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, and three artillery battalions. These landings occur near Veghel and Son. Subsequent glider-borne serials are delayed by weather, but follow in the days ahead. (AE)

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Robert Capa, Untitled, Near Wesel, Germany, March 24, 1945

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MAY GOD HAVE MERCY UPON MY ENEMIES, BECAUSE I WON'T . George Patton

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Greenbrier Bunker under the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia was built to house the US Congress in the event of a nuclear war.

2 World War, German paratrooper, soldiers dropping from the sky landing on the ground. Vintage, photo, history, never forget.

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101st Airborne area of operations around Eindhoven, September 1944

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