Fighting in World War Two
The Battle of Arnhem
Is also known as 'Operation Market
It was planned to drop
30,000 Allied troops
behind enemy lines by parachute and glider.
Their mission was to capture
bridges on the Dutch-German border.
There was fierce fighting
as the airborne troops met
unexpectedly strong German resistance.
1,500 soldiers were killed.
Charlie Bryce's glider was attacked
as soon as it landed.
His co-pilot was killed
along with the two Polish soldiers
who were travelling with them.
Charlie was injured
but managed to escape.
He was later captured by the Germans
and held as a prisoner of war.