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Battle of Arnhem marked by 1,500 parachutists

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A mass parachute drop has taken place as part of commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in World War Two.

The Prince of Wales is to attend a service to commemorate the allied assault in the Battle of Arnhem.

Some 1,500 people are taking part in the parachute jump over the Dutch city, including 97-year-old veteran Sandy Cortmann.

British, US and Polish forces dropped behind enemy lines in 1944 but failed in their bid to secure eight bridges and open up a route into Germany.



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