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Lt. H.S. Dean, 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment
By now the whole situation was very serious, casualties were high and ammunition low...
Heinz Ackermann, Unteroffierzierschule der Luftwaffe für Nachtjagd
I lost a lot of friends in the attack on Driel...
Slawomir Kwiatkowski, 1st Polish Independant Parachute Brigade Group
We saw the row of soldiers waiting and eventually no more boats to cross...
Tonny Gieling, Red Cross Volunteer
The hospital was taking regular hits from artillery shells by this time....
Edwin M. Clemens, Pvt. 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82 Airborne Division.
Someone was throwing rocks at me and one hit my helmet. “I thought you were dead,”  Holmstock said....
'RH', 2nd Parachute Battalion
The German came up to him and said one word 'TERRORIST' and shot this brave youngster through the head....
Alfred Ringsdorf, Stormtrooper - Waffen SS
British Machinegun fire hit my prisoner in stead of me....
Jerzy H. Dyrda, 1st Polish Independant Parachute Brigade Group
Now I had to ask myself why Horrocks didn't want that another Polish officer to be a witness of the conference....
James J.Meyers, 1st Lt. 82 Airborne Division
Everything was ready. Equipment and supply bundles, loaded the previous night, hung from pararacks beneath the aircraft...
Daniel Wright, 11th Parachute Battalion
He laughed and said " when you go home to England in five years time you will speak German"....
Norman Howes, South Staffordshire Regiment
On the way we found a jeep, complete with Vickers Machine Gun and loaded trailer, in the possession of two Germans....
Erwin Heck, Westgruppe
In some occasions we occupied one floor of a house and the enemy another....
Jim Connely, 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery RA
This was the start of the worst days that I can remember....
Les Davison, 3rd Parachute Battalion
I dumped the bicycle on  the street and actually sat down and cried in frustration...
Theo Redman, 133 (Parachute) Field Ambulance R.A.M.C.
I landed in a wood north of the D.Z., missing the trees, and found Pte. J. Leech at my side..
Horst Weber, Frundsberg Division
We were expecting attacks from the Dutch resistance in our back....
John Aitken, 7th Bn. Kings Own Scottish Borderers
We held out there till our ammunition finally ran out and we were taken prisoner....
Stan Livesey
Off we set again, only to find out that we had landed in the middle of the enemies....
David Jebbitt 181st Field Ambulance
It was there that I was moved as a very reluctant guest of the third Reich after being captured in Holland....
Bert Harget, Glider Pilot Regiment
I flew over Arnhem from Down Apney on the second day as 1st Pilot of a Horsa Glider towed by a Dakota....
Fred Moore, 1st Parachute Battalion
An enemy strong point on the other side of the river, armed with heavy canons raked our exposed flank....
Donald Parker, Glider Pilot Regiment
Our Glider was loaded with a jeep and a field gun, plus 5 gunners and gun ammunition....
David H Fulton Royal Corps of Signals
I doubt that I will ever go in a Glider again but am glad that I was able to complete my mission, even if I was 53 years late!
Don Hardman , 3rd Parachute Battalion
There was a Dutch girl, named Annie Brink, who showed me the way to the prison...
Leonard Dennis Moss , 4th Parachute Brigade
But as the glider's nose points down towards the ground it broke up in mid-air....
Ronald Graydon 1st Border Regiment
It was hell going on, we dodged a self-propelled gun
Leo Hall 3 battery - E troop 1st Airlanding Light Regiment
They came in, the Waffen SS, to help us out.