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Identity statement

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Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre in 1983 and 1984 by Dr Michael Dockrill, Department of War Studies, King's College, London

Content & structure

Scope and content

Collection includes five postcards, four of which are of British troops from 1 Airborne Div at Hotel De Tafelberg, Oosterbeek, Netherlands, during Operation MARKET GARDEN, the Allied attempt to establish a bridgehead across the Rhine river at Arnhem, 17 Sep-25 Sep 1944, and one of the Airborne Monument at Oosterbeek, built by J Maris, 1946; and a personal account by Henk B van der Horst entitled, Paratroopers Jump, Fury over Arnhem (Boekhandel Romijn, Oosterbeek, 1946), relating to the Allied airborne offensive at Arnhem, 17 Sep-25 Sep 1944.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Compiled Oct 1999

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Airborne warfare
  • Architecture
  • Armed forces
  • Documents
  • Humanitarian law
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Monuments
  • Occupied territories
  • Operation Market Garden (1944)
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • War memorials
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Horst, Henk B, van der, fl 1946, author
  • Maris, J, fl 1946, sculptor

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Oosterbeek, Belgium
  • Rhine, river

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