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DROP ACROSS THE RHINE INTO GERMANY
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Troops on the ground with British Horsa Glider landing overhead.
Corpsman treating wounded trooper.
Prior to take off
Landing Zone "N" - Wesel, Germany, Operation Varsity
Landing Zone "N" - Wesel, Germany, March 1945 and again in 1993
Gliders West of Wolfhezen
From a website visitor who identified the locations above and below:
The last two unidentified aerial photos on the site show the southern-eastern bridge of Arnhem from 2 different angles.
The first photo “wpe2C.gif” (north points to 02:30 o’clock) shows the bridge before the bombing. On the last photo “german16.gif“ (north points to 06:00 o’ clock) the Rhine river is flooded and the bridge was destroyed by bombing.
The exact location is: 51°58'28.83"N and 5°54'40.90"E. Please check Google Earth and compare the foot paths and streets at the southern ramp of the bridge. The diamond shaped ground structure was the base for the high voltage pylon on the left river banks south of the bridge. It is gone today. But, you can identify the outline of the city streets today. On the old photo “wpe2C.gif” you can spot that the new western bridge which today is east to the old bridge is under construction.
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