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Operation Market Garden: WW2 veteran, 97, parachutes again over Arnhem
BBC
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:07

Operation Market Garden: WW2 veteran, 97, parachutes again over Arnhem

BBC
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:07

Commemorations have been held to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden during World War Two, near Arnhem in the Netherlands.

Operation Market Garden: WW2 veteran, 97, parachutes again over Arnhem
The 1944 operation saw around 35,000 allied soldiers land by parachute and gliders behind enemy lines - in a failed bid to secure bridges to open up a route into Germany.A mass parachute jump and wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday was attended by the Prince of Wales and veterans.Veteran Sandy Cortmann, 97, completed a tandem parachute jump as part of the service.