The Times: Thursday, September 28, 1944
The Times, Thursday, September 28, 1944
2000 MEN RETURN FROM ARNHEM
LAST OF AIRBORNE DIVISION WITHDRAWN
TROOPS FERRIED ACROSS RHINE BY NIGHT
BROADENING FRONT ON MAAS
The troops of the British 1st Airborne Division who could be withdrawn were brought back across the lower Rhine on Monday and Tuesday night after making their gallant stand in the Arnhem area since September 17,
The number of the division dropped for the operation, not counting several hundred glider pilots, was about 6,500, and of these about 2,000 have returned unwounded. Twelve hundred wounded men have had to be left behind, but an officer who has escaped since the evacuation has reported that the Germans were treating them with consideration.
The corridor of the Second Army’s northward advance into Holland is being steadily widened, and on the right flank general progress is being made towards the line of the Maas.