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Retreat from Oosterbeek

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After a week of fighting it became clear that Operation Market Garden had failed. At that point many British and Polish paratroopers were still trapped on the wrong side of the Rhine. On 25 September 1944 many were evacuated across the river. Of the 10.600 paratroopers dropped near Arnhem, 2.398 managed to escape.

Westerbouwing 1, Oosterbeek