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Old 21-09-2018, 05:42 PM   #61
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Arrow A Bridge Too Far

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Detailing the battle plans..

Focuses solely on the British forces, and their fight at Oosterbeek and Arnhem..Using the original locations of the battle, the film featured veterans who were actual participants in the battle.. Each veteran was paid £3 per day by the Rank Organisation..As well as veterans, the film also features local people like Father Dyker (a Dutch civilian priest who conducts the service) and Kate ter Horst (who reads a psalm to the wounded men in the cellar) re-enacting their roles and what they did for the airborne troops during the battle..To deliver its 36 battalions of airborne infantry and their support troops to the continent, the First Allied Airborne Army had under its operational control the 14 groups of IX Troop Carrier Command..Some loss of communication between the bridge and divisional headquarters in one of the drop zones was expected, because 13 km (8.1 mi) separated them and the main radio was the Type 22 set, with an effective range of (3.1 mi) 5 km..


Operation Market Garden Color Footage 1944 HD WW2..

Day 1: Sunday, 17 September 1944 was on a dark moon and in the days following it the new moon set before dark- Operation Market Garden opened with Allied success all round.. In the first landing, almost all troops arrived on top of their drop zones without incident..Allied weather forecasters correctly predicted that England would be covered in fog on the morning of 18..The 1st and 3rd Parachute Battalions pushed towards the Arnhem bridge during the early hours and had made good progress but they were frequently halted in skirmishes as soon as it became light - Tuesday 19 - At 3:00 a.m., the commanders of the 2nd battalion and the 1st and 11th parachute battalions met to plan their attack..At 4:30 a.m., before dawn, the 1st Parachute Brigade began its attack towards Arnhem Bridge, with the 1st Battalion leading supported by remnants of the 3rd Battalion, with the 2nd South Staffordshires on the 1st Battalion's left flank and the 11th Battalion following - Wednesday 20 - Lt. Colonel John Frost's force at the bridge continued to hold and established communication via the public telephone system with 1st Division around noon learning that the division had no hope of relieving them and that XXX Corps was stopped to the south in front of Nijmegen bridge - Thursday 21 - Approximately 3,584 survivors of the 1st Airborne Division established themselves in the buildings and woods around Oosterbeek with the intention of holding a bridgehead on the north side of the Rhine until XXX Corps could arrive..A supply attempt by RAF Stirlings of 38 Group was disrupted by the only Luftwaffe fighter interception during the operation..Fw 190s intercepted the Stirlings at low altitude and shot down 15 - Day 6 Black Friday 22 - By the end of the battle some 110 guns had been brought to Oosterbeek as the Germans shifted to the tactics that had worked so well at Arnhem bridge..Attacks were limited, conducted against specific positions and even individual houses..The survivors of the 1st Airborne were outnumbered 4 to 1..The fog lifted as leading elements of the 43rd Division attempted to advance to Driel, exposing them to German fire..British and Polish engineers on both sides of the Rhine had worked through the day to improvise a crossing using small boats linked by signals cable but the cable kept breaking forcing the Polish troops to slowly row across against the strong current...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bridge_Too_Far_(book)
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles...es_arnhem.html
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Old 21-09-2018, 05:44 PM   #62
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Arrow 1st Cavalry Division

HQ Fort Hood..
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Mascot Horse..

Gulf War (031 of 374) - Desert Shield, 1990..

President Ronald Reagan, just moments before he was shot..

The unit is unique in that it has served as a Cavalry (horse) Division, an Infantrye Division, an Air Assault Division and an Armored Division throughout its existence....
https://takemeback.to/21-September-1990
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army...alry-division/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Ca...(United_States)
https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...1&postcount=55And the first animal is jettisoned...https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...&postcount=113

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Old 21-09-2018, 07:40 PM   #63
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Arrow Special Designation

Tropic Lightning..
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Flag..

Tropic Thunder (5/10) - Never Go Full Retard..

In response to a request from the U.S. Military Assistance Command in Vietnam, the division sent 100 helicopter door-gunners to South Vietnam in early 1963..By August 1965, further division involvement in the coming Vietnam War included the deployment of Company C, 65th Engineer Battalion, to South Vietnam to assist in the construction of port facilities at Cam Ranh Bay.. By mid-1965, 2,200 men of the Tropic Lightning Division were involved in Vietnam..


Vietnam War (Vietnamese Perspective) The Face of the Enemy..

In response to a MACV request, the division deployed the 3rd Brigade, a Reinforced Task Force, with 5,150 infantrymen and 9,000 tons of equipment from Hawaii in 25 days to the Northwest sector of South Vietnam to firmly establish a fortified enclave from which the division could operate.. Operation Blue Light was the largest and longest airlift of personnel and cargo into a combat zone in military history before Operation Desert Shield..Schofield Barracks has a tropical savanna climate....
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2157033/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25th_I...United_States)
https://docuwiki.net/index.php?title...y:_Vietnam_War
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