Market Garden Commemorations 2014

70th Years after the operation

Photos of the Allied 30th Corps advance towards Nijmegen on September 18 1944.

The Guards Armoured Division spearheads XXX Corps advance through Aalst and receives a warm welcome from the Dutch civilians on it's route.

Irish Guards soldier talking to Dutch girls from Aalst. One of them is wearing a Union Jack and a Dutch flag. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveIrish Guards soldier talking to Dutch girls from Aalst. One of them is wearing a Union Jack and a Dutch flag. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
People of Aalst, the Netherlands welcome a column of the Irish Guards. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchivePeople of Aalst, the Netherlands welcome a column of the Irish Guards. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
People of Aalst standing in front of a clearly marked Hospital treating the vehicles of the Guards Armoured Division. In fron Sexton self-propelled guns, probably from the 153rd Field Artillery Regiment. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchivePeople of Aalst standing in front of a clearly marked Hospital treating the vehicles of the Guards Armoured Division. In fron Sexton self-propelled guns, probably from the 153rd Field Artillery Regiment. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Children bringing apples to the crew of a Sherman tank from the 2nd Armoured Battalion Irish Guards at Aalst. In the back a bakery with huge battle damage. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveChildren bringing apples to the crew of a Sherman tank from the 2nd Armoured Battalion Irish Guards at Aalst. In the back a bakery with huge battle damage. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Bren carriers of the Guards pulling anti tank cannons. Dutch flags are flying in the streets. In the back the same tank form the previous photo is visible. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveBren carriers of the Guards pulling anti tank cannons. Dutch flags are flying in the streets. In the back the same tank form the previous photo is visible. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Two soldiers of the Guards dug in in a wood on the edge of the town Aalst. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveTwo soldiers of the Guards dug in in a wood on the edge of the town Aalst. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Women and children with orange party hats welcoming an allied truck driver. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveWomen and children with orange party hats welcoming an allied truck driver. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
British soldiers washing themselves at Aalst in a moment of rest during the Operation Garden advance towards Nijmegen. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveBritish soldiers washing themselves at Aalst in a moment of rest during the Operation Garden advance towards Nijmegen. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Citizen of Aalst carrying an orange flag is handing out cigars to British soldiers traveling in Bren carriers. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveCitizen of Aalst carrying an orange flag is handing out cigars to British soldiers traveling in Bren carriers. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Cromwell tank of the Welsh Guards advancing towards Nijmegen. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveCromwell tank of the Welsh Guards advancing towards Nijmegen. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Vehicles of the GAD taking positions on a crossroad at Aalst. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveVehicles of the GAD taking positions on a crossroad at Aalst. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Young soldiers of the Guards Armoured Division dug in at Aalst. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveYoung soldiers of the Guards Armoured Division dug in at Aalst. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Bren gun crew dug in at Aalst. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveBren gun crew dug in at Aalst. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Cromwell tanks of the Welsh Guards. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveCromwell tanks of the Welsh Guards. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Motor, Bren Carriers, Tanks, a crowded street in Aalst. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveMotor, Bren Carriers, Tanks, a crowded street in Aalst. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Civilians in Aalst handing out beers to a British Cromwell tankcrew. Date: 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveCivilians in Aalst handing out beers to a British Cromwell tankcrew. Date: 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
3rd Battalion Irish Guards vehicles. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive3rd Battalion Irish Guards vehicles. Date: September 18, 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
T17 Staghound of the Divisional Postal Unit of the Guards Armoured Division. Date: 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveT17 Staghound of the Divisional Postal Unit of the Guards Armoured Division. Date: 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive
Soldiers of the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division searching for mines with a metal detector. Date: September 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National ArchiveSoldiers of the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division searching for mines with a metal detector. Date: September 1944. Photographer: Willem van de Poll. Source: Dutch National Archive


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