Four British paratroopers with Sten sub-machineguns moving through a shell-damaged house in Oosterbeek, the Netherlands to which they had retreated after being driven out of Arnhem, 23 Sep 194

Caption   Four British paratroopers with Sten sub-machineguns moving through a shell-damaged house in Oosterbeek, the Netherlands to which they had retreated after being driven out of Arnhem, 23 Sep 194 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   4700-30 BU 1121
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 23 Sep 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United Kingdom Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.



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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
18 Oct 2012 07:43:25 PM

FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY: MOST PARATROOPERS WERE ISSUED CAMOUFLAGE DENNISON SMOCKS, M1937 PATTERN WEB GEAR AND ISSUED TROUSERS W/THIGH POCKETS. THE PARA WORE WEBBING ANKLE BOOTS MADE FROM CANVAS OR LEATHER, THE PARA HELMET HAD A LEATHER CHINCUP AND STRAP, THEY ALSO WORE THE FAMOUS RED BERET. OUR PARAS ARE ADVANCING KEEPING JERRY ON THE RUN, AND ARE ARMED W/9mm STEN SUB MACHINE GUNS, HE COULD BE CARRYING A BANDOLIER WITH SEVEN 9mm MAGAZINES FOR HIS STEN EACH MAG, HELD 32 ROUNDS. HIS OTHER EQUIPMENT COULD BE CANTEEN, GAS MASK, BAYONET, PARAS CARRIED A POCKET KNIFE TO CUT PARACHUTE LINES AND ENTRENCHING TOOL. ONE OF THE OTHER PARAS, COULD BE AN OFFICER CARRYING A WEBLEY OR ENFIELD REVOLVER MAYBE EVEN A SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER
2. Anonymous says:
27 Sep 2015 09:30:20 AM

Who are the four paras in this photo? A truly iconic image that represents, to me, the spirit of the fighting British soldier, particularly at Arnham but more generally everywhere

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