‘Coins burning holes’: airborne operations that didn’t happen in 1944
Prior to Operation Market Garden – the 1944 airborne campaign conducted by the Allies in Holland and made famous by the film ‘A Bridge too far’, many other airborne operations were planned, but ultimately not carried out. This talk examines the various reasons why, as well as outlining the strategic vision of an Allied command that became determined to utilise paratroopers on the battlefield. Talk by James Daly from Portsmouth City Council. £1 to attend, students free.