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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Carl Beck | 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - Army

10:05   |   Carl Beck recalls his experience in Operation Market Garden, the ill fated move toward the Rhine. He helped a forward observer direct fire early in the operation. Later, he went on reconnaissance patrols in the dead of night across the Rhine. The Dutch underground was helping to locate British survivors of units that had been wiped out. Part 2 of 3.

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