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Ammunition and supplies dropped to the troops at Arnhem, 18 September 1944 (b / w photo)

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Ammunition and supplies dropped to the troops at Arnhem, 18 September 1944 (b / w photo)

5922352 Ammunition and supplies dropped to the troops at Arnhem, 18 September 1944 (b/w photo) by Smith, D.M. Sgt. (fl.1939-45); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: Ammunition and supplies dropped to the troops at Arnhem, 18 September 1944.
Photograph by Sergeant D M Smith, Army Film and Photographic Unit, World War Two, North West Europe, 1944.
British airborne soldiers unwrap a Parapack dropped on a resupply flight. Thick fog in England and low clouds over the battle zone at Arnhem hampered both resupply and the air lifting of reinforcements.
From a collection of 75 British official photographs relating to 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem. Associated with Operation MARKET GARDEN.); © National Army Museum; out of copyright

Media ID 25185010

© National Army Museum / Bridgeman Images

Air Operation Air Transport Airborne Forces Airborne Operation Ammunition Air Supply


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This photograph captures a pivotal moment during World War Two, as ammunition and supplies are dropped to the troops at Arnhem on 18 September 1944. The image, taken by Sergeant D M Smith of the Army Film and Photographic Unit, showcases British airborne soldiers unwrapping a Parapack dropped on a resupply flight. The scene is shrouded in thick fog in England, while low clouds hang over the battle zone at Arnhem. These challenging weather conditions hampered both resupply efforts and the air lifting of reinforcements. Despite these obstacles, the determination of the troops shines through as they eagerly retrieve much-needed resources from above. This photograph is part of a collection of 75 official British photographs relating to the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem during Operation MARKET GARDEN. It serves as a testament to their bravery and resilience in one of history's most significant airborne operations. Captured by Bridgeman Images for Fine Art Finder, this powerful image offers viewers an insight into the challenges faced by soldiers during wartime. It highlights not only their reliance on air supply and transport but also their ability to adapt and overcome adversity in order to achieve victory.

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