This is a very rare part from British Glider from Operation Market Garden. This is a Release trigger catch it is in relic but solid condition and has been mounted in to a glass fronted box frame with information sheet and photos the size of the frame is 14 inches by 10 inches.The part is from British Horsa Glider landed at Arnhem on the 18th September 1944 during Operation Market Garden and a very nice rare relic from this famous battle.
British Horsa Glider
Which landed on Ginkel Heath drop-zone on the 18th September 1944 the gliders landed the 4th Parachute Battalion during Operation Market Garden.
The 4TH brigade formed part of the second day's parachute landings at the Battle of Arnhem. Problems reaching the bridges in Arnhem forced the divisional commander, Major-General Roy Urquhart, to divert one of the brigade's battalions to assist the 1st Parachute Brigade. After a short delay the brigade headed out for its objective. When only halfway there, however, the remaining two battalions were confronted by prepared German defences. The brigade, having suffered heavy losses, was eventually forced to withdraw. The next day, weakened by fighting at close quarters and now numbering around 150 men, the brigade eventually reached the divisional position at Oosterbeek. After a week of being subjected to almost constant artillery, tank and infantry attacks, the remnants of the brigade were evacuated south of the River Rhine. During the battle of Arnhem, the brigade's total casualties amounted to seventy-eight per cent, and the 4th Parachute Brigade was disbanded rather than reformed, the survivors being posted to the 1st Parachute Brigade.
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