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Images Dated 24th August 2004

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British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl Featured 24 Aug 2004 Image

British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl

Photograph showing aan Irish Guardsman keeping watch on the Bridge at Nijmegen, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan devised by Field-Marshal Montgomery to drop thousands of airborne troops into Holland to capture an invasion route into Germany. The British First Airborne, American 81st and 101st Divisions took part in the plan, which was ultimately unsuccessful. This photographed was staged (for the Illustrated London News) and the soldier is James Lawler of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. The sentry box was previously manned by Germans and a picture of the Fuhrer can be seen, still pinned to the side of the wooden position. Apparently the ILN correspondent had to be encouraged to make the high ascent to the box by ladder as he was scared of heights

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British First Airborne Troops using a mortar, Arnhem; Second Featured 24 Aug 2004 Image

British First Airborne Troops using a mortar, Arnhem; Second

Photograph showing men of the British First Airborne Division using a 3-inch mortar in one of the woods surrounding Arnhem, in Holland, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan devised by Field-Marshal Montgomery to drop thousands of airborne troops into Holland to capture an invasion route into Germany. The British First Airborne, American 81st and 101st Divisions took part in the plan, which was ultimately unsuccessful

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Ampere and Arago, French physicists Featured 24 Aug 2004 Image

Ampere and Arago, French physicists

Ampere and Arago. Historical artwork of the French physicists Andre-Marie Ampere (1775-1836, left) and Francois Arago (1786-1853) studying electromagnetism. Arago is holding two conducting keys near to a compass needle and observing the deflection caused. This experiment, performed at the Academie des Sciences in 1820, was a repeat of the experiment done by the Danish physicist Hans Christian Oersted earlier that year. It led Ampere to conclude that magnetism was electricity in motion. As part of his report, Ampere detailed the forces between two parallel conducting wires. This SI unit of electrical current, named the Ampere in his honour, is based on these forces

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