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Members of the 1st British Airborne rally after landing outside of Heelsum on September 17th, 1944.
September 17th, 1944, exactly 74 years ago, the British 1st Airborne Division jumped out of C-47 Skytrains and landed in Horsa gliders onto the fields near Oosterbeek & Heelsum outside Arnhem. It was a beautiful sunny day without much resistance from German garrisons. Alongside the 101st Airborne dropped on the outskirts of Eindhoven and the 82nd Airborne at Nijmegen. All with the clear objective to seize key bridges as soon as possible, for Montgomery and the tank corps to push up straight north to Arnhem.
On this anniversary it is important for us to respect the fallen and recognize the struggle that those on both sides endured during Operation Market Garden. For us at Periscope Games, our name “Post Scriptum” is very much rooted in respecting the dignity of those caught into struggle of war and battle instead glorifying that in anyway.
A found letter from a 1st British Airborne Rifleman, Pte. McNaught written to his wife during Operation Market Garden
In honor of the 74th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, expect to see some new updates in regards to Post Scriptum this week
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