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A Cromwell tank of 2nd Welsh Guards crossing the bridge over the River Waal at Nijmegen (September 21, 1944)

20 Sep 44: Day Four of Operation Market Garden. The British Guards Armored Division links up with paratroopers of the US 82nd Airborne Division at Nijmegen, Holland, in a joint attack and capture the bridge over the Waal River intact. #WWII

Cromwell tanks of Guard's Armoured Division, British XXX Corps driving along 'Hell's Highway' toward Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 20 Sep 1944 — em Eindhoven, Vlokhovenseweg.

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Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos From England and France, 1944 - LIFE