Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What’s the form General? – MGen R.E. Urquhart at Arnhem

General Urquhart in brief tactical discussion with one of his senior NCO’s as to disposition of the defensive perimeter around the Hotel Hartenstein, Oosterbeek (1st AB Div Hqtrs). They are being filmed for posterity by a member of the Army Film and Photographic Unit (AFPU). In the right foreground is a Campaign Service Medal (bar Northern Ireland) and South Atlantic Medal with Campaign rosette (Falklands 1982); the court-mounted group being named to a designated sniper of 3 Para who fought at the Battle of Mount Longdon. (Enlarge the photograph by clicking on it.)


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