All ranks now exhausted - telegram is found - Battle of Arnhem
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All ranks now exhausted - telegram is found

 

All ranks now exhausted': Desperate telegram that spelled end of A Bridge Too Far battle when 9,000 British paratroops launched bid to break into Germany is found

  • Battle of Arnhem was biggest airborne operation in history at the time
  • Allied troops were to seize eight bridges in German-held Dutch territory
  • But it was to prove too much and Allies were overcome by enemy forces
  • Now, the desperate telegram calling for reinforcements has come to light

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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Interesting "find". I can't imagine being in that situation. Normally, even if there was a setback, the Allied forces were always moving forward. In this case, you had thousands of paratroopers just stuck in a rapidly deteriorating situation that eventually became hopeless. Sort of an airborne Gallipoli.

 

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Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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I have read the book and watched the movie at least 30 times. I have A Bridge Too Far in my collection. I often watch it when I'm sick and laid up on the couch.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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