76th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in World War Two.
76 years ago, British, Polish and US forces dropped behind enemy lines in 1944 but failed in their bid to secure eight bridges and open up a route into Germany.
About 35,000 troops landed by parachute and gliders in what was then the largest airborne operation in history. The Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade was among the Allied forces taking part in Operation Market Garden. General Stanislaw Sosabowski fought in the Battle of Arnhem in 1944 as commander of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade.
They seized bridges and canal crossings at Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem, but were forced to retreat after German counter-attacks. More than 1,500 allied soldiers were killed and nearly 6,500 captured.