Number of survivors from Arnhem landing

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by merdiolu, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. merdiolu

    merdiolu Junior Member

    I am wondering the exact number of survivors from 1st Airborne Division after it was withdrawn from its landing site around Arnhem during Market Garden. Does anybody have an exact figure ? Cornellius Ryan writer of A Bridge Too Far mentions 2.163 remaining British airborne troops and 150 Poles and 75 Dorsets from 43rd Infantry crossed Rhine back by boat in 26 September therefore concluding Operation Market Garden. In coming weeks some remaining airborne troops trapped around Arnhem and Ooesterbeek evaded capture and crossed Rhine and managed to return Allied lines.

    Does anybody have exact figure how many personel from 1st British Airborne Division survived and returned back to Allied lines ?

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