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 Encyclopedia: British 1st Airborne Division
In November, 1st Airborne was given orders to return to England, although 2nd Para was detached and remained in Italy as a separate unit.
The division made attempts to reinforce Frost at the bridge; however, the Germans, operating just over the border from Germany, received substantial reinforcements steadily, and were able to hold the British attacks, and then push the rest of 1st Airborne back, away from the key bridge at Arnhem, held by John Frost and 2nd Battalion.
The British had landed on the north side of the river, while XXX Corps was supposed to advance from the south.
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 1st Airborne Division
By mid 1942, the 1st Parachute Brigade had been formed and the other Brigades, the 2nd and the 4th, were forming into what would become the 1st Airborne Division.
During the Italian invasion, the division commander, Major General Hopkins was killed during an attack on the airfield at Gioia.
The 1st Airborne was withdrawn to England on August 26, 1945 and disbanded in November 1945.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
During the Allied invasion of Italy the British 1st Airborne Division landed by sea near the port of Taranto in the 'heel' of Italy (Operation Slapstick).
Three complete airborne divisions, the British 1st Airborne Division, and the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, and the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade were dropped at various points along Highway 69 in order to create a "carpet" over which the British XXX Corps could rapidly advance.
German opposition was some three times that expected, including two under-strength but very experienced panzer divisions, and in the end the British 1st Airborne division was all but destroyed and the bridge at Arnham remained in German hands.
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 1st Infantry Division History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Division continued to rehearse its mission to penetrate Iraqi defenses and destroy the Republican Guard in its zone.
The British 1st Armored Division was allowed to advance and pass through after elements secured a beachhead.
Continuing its attack, the Division collided with the Tawakalna Division Republican Guard and the 37th Brigade of the 12th Iraqi Tank Division.
www.1id.army.mil /1id/history/Desert_Storm.htm   (426 words)

 The Military Book Review
In Arnhem 1944, author Martin Middlebrook focuses on the Arnhem part of the operation and the role of the British 1st airborne division and associated forces in the battle.
The formation of the 1st Airborne -- and the Polish Parachute Brigade which supported it -- is explored along with the operational planning for the battle.
Overall, Arnhem 1944 is a thorough examination of the battle from the British perspective.
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 Anzio, Italy, 1944
Attempts by the 3rd Infantry Division and 4th Ranger Battalion to extricate their brothers failed in the face of impenetrable German defenses.
The British 1st Division was shattered and had to be augmented by the British 56th Infantry Division and CCA of the American 1st armored Division.
The allies used the respite to relieve the British 56th Division with the 5th British Division, the U.S. 34th Division relieved the exhausted 3rd Division.
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The 1st Infantry Division completed its passing through the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment's line and continued to advance on Objective Norfolk, an area encompassing the intersection of the IPSA Pipeline Road, several desert trails, and a large Iraqi supply depot.
By dawn the 1st ID had taken Objective Norfolk and the fight shifted away from the 73 Easting area to 1st Armored Division's attack to the north, started at 20:00 on 26 February, and the 3rd Armored Division attack just to the south of the 1st Division.
After midnight the British 1st Armored Division’s 2nd Brigade engaged a brigade of the Iraqi Adnan Infantry Division —a light infantry Republican Guard unit— which was moving into its sector.
www.agseinc.com /Battle_of_73_Easting   (1784 words)

 Chapter 8: One Hundred Hours
The 1st Marine Division led from a position in the vicinity of the elbow of the southern Kuwait border, and immediately began breaching berms and rows of antitank and antipersonnel mines and several lines of concertina wire.
The British 1st Armored Division, one of the units he had to have when he met the Republican Guard armored force, had begun passage of the mine breach cut by the 1st Infantry Division at 1200 on the twenty-fifth, and would not be completely through for several hours, possibly not until the next day.
With the 1st and 3d Armored Divisions along the western edge of the corps sector, and the British not yet inside Iraq, the 1st Infantry and 1st Cavalry Divisions lay vulnerable to an armored counterattack.
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Before the Warsaw Uprising, in the summer of 1944, the British felt that they would be unable to support the brigade once it was dropped into Poland and insisted that the brigade be used to support operations in western Europe.
Airborne Division which was assigned to capture the bridge over the Lower Rhine at Arnhem.
According to the plan, the brigade was to cross the Rhine by ferry to get to the British; but, the ferry had been destroyed in the fighting.
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To their left the British 21st Army Group under Bernard_Montgomery held the north-east corner in a line running from Antwerp to the US lines roughly along the northern border of Belgium.
The problem was so acute that they flatly refused to drop the British to the north of their target bridge because it would put them in range of flak guns just to the north at Deelen (mun.
Meanwhile the 1st Airborne landed almost without a hitch, with the exception that the reconnaissance squadron lost over half its jeeps on landing, and the rest were ambushed on their way into Arnhem.
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 History of the First Canadian Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The British ultimatum to Germany, in which Great Britain demanded that the neutrality of Belgium must be recognized by Germany, expired at 23.00 hours (British time) on 4 August 1914.
The Division was composed of three infantry brigades, three artillery brigades, an ammunition column, divisional engineers, divisional mounted troops and divisional train.
The Division was then put into freight railway cars and taken on a three-day 500 mile rail journey to Steenwerk, twenty miles west of Ypres in Belgian Flanders.
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 52nd Armored Division
The units in question were the 12th and 52d Armored Divisions in one pair and the 10th and 17th Armored Divisions in the other.
That afternoon and night in the American 1st Infantry Division sector, the Americans expanded their mine breach and captured two enemy brigade command posts and the Iraqi 26th Infantry Division command post, with a brigadier general and complete staff.
The British 1st Armored Division attacked eastward through the 48th Infantry and 52d Armored Divisions and remnants of other Iraqi units trying to withdraw north.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iraq/52ad.htm   (670 words)

 Arnhem 1944: The Airborne Battle, 17-26 September (Penguin History)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The legend that the elite 1st British Airborne division landed on top of two complete SS Panzer divisions is analysed by Middlebrook and he proves that both divisions hardly had the strength left of a weakened regiment.
In essence, the British made the fatal mistake of not dropping closer to their objective and then ruined the bulk of their division trying to fight their way through to that objective.
The inflexibility of the British commanders is readily evident here and the reader must sympathize with the Polish General Sosabowski who was frustrated by their willingness to continue with a plan no matter how flawed.
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 Society of the First Infantry Division - The Big Red One - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As the rest of the Division arrived, it was separated into five base areas: Division Headquarters and the Support Command were at Di An; the 1st Brigade, at Phuoc Vinh; the 2nd Brigade at Bien Hoa; the 3rd Brigade at Lai Khe; and Division Artillery at Phu Loi.
The 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment was attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division during Operation Joint Endeavor, from October 1995 to October 1996.
The Division's initial mission was to provide a covering force for the 1st Armored Division units returning to Germany, and then to continue to implement the military aspects of the General Framework Agreement for Peace.
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 Black Tuesday: The Struggle for a Bridge Too Far   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Two days earlier, on September 17, the British 1st Airborne Division was the northernmost of three Allied airborne divisions supporting the airborne phase of Operation Market-Garden.
The division expected relief in two to four days from the British Second Army advancing north from Nijmegen, whose bridge across the Waal River would -- it was hoped -- be secured by the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division.
By that evening, the troops of the 1st Parachute Brigade were locked in a desperate battle to break through a belt of German strongpoints ringing the western perimeter of the city and secure the road bridge over the Rhine.
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 AllRefer.com - Slim, William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Slim, William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount 1891–1970, British field marshal.
He commanded (1940) British forces in Sudan and led (1941) a division in Iran and Iraq.
He went (1942) to Myanmar as corps commander and led (1943–45) the 14th British Army in the reconquest of that country from the Japanese.
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 1st Division (UK)
1st Division took as its sign the tip of the spear head sign I Corps (the only extant corps before 1939).
The sign combined the triangle of the 1st Infantry Division, and the charging rhinoceros of the WW2 1st Armoured Division.
1st Division, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
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Pressure from the British 1st Armored Division at Tebaga Gap and the US II Corps at Maknassy forces General von Arnim to withdraw from the Mareth Line.
The British escort carrier Dasher is lost as a result of an accidental aviation fuel explosion.
The British 8th Army enters Sfax, while the British 9th Corps moves out of the Fondouk Pass, having failed to move quickly enough to trap the retreating Axis forces.
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Supported by the late General Sir John Hackett the Arnhem Battle Research Group (A.B.R.G) was formed in 1992 by a group of enthousiastic researchers who were doing study on the actions of the British 1st Airborne Division troughout the Second world war and particular on the Arnhem battle.
The aim is to remind those who were present on the sequence of the events and to outline to others the course which the battle took and to collect all kinds of sources and meterial which refer to the formation and actions of the 1st British Airborne Division during world war two.
This was the the operation that took place on the night of 25/26 September 1944 in which the remnants of the 1st British Airborne Division were withdrawn from the 'perimeter'in Oosterbeek.
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 Marion W. Howard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While some progress was made by 3d Division units in the face of noticeably stronger enemy resistance, by nightfall on 31 January the Americans were still one mile from the village, battling stubbornly forward but unable to break through.
The 4th Parachute and 65th infantry Divisions of the I Parachute Corps were to pinch off the Campoleone salient and recapture the Factory at Aprilia.
The British held, despite suffering 1,400 casualties, but their dangerously exposed position prompted Lucas to order their withdrawal to one mile north of the Factory and Carroceto on the night of 4-5 February, a retreat of about 2.5 miles.
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 The 1st Division, 1914-1918   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One of the first Divisions to move to France, the 1st Division remained on the Western Front throughout the war.
The Division was warned to prepare for an operation along the Belgian coast in Summer 1917 and several mobile units were attached in readiness.
The Division was selected to be one that would advance into Germany and form part of the Occupation Force at Bonn.
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 48th Infantry Division
By the end of G + 1, five Iraqi VII Corps infantry divisions, one in US VII Corps zone in the tri-border area, were in jeopardy of being isolated on the front lines.
From west to east in front of the Iraqi VII Corps, the 48th, 25th, 26th, 31st, and 45th Infantry divisions were engaged by American VII Corps armored and mechanized infantry divisions and rendered combat ineffective.
On 27 February 1991 the British 1st Armored Division attacked eastward through the 48th Infantry and 52d Armored Divisions and remnants of other Iraqi units trying to withdraw north.
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 Sir Frederick Arthur Montague ('Boy') Browning (1896-1965), Lieutenant-General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When Browning was posted to Aldershot on the instructions of Winston Churchill in order to take command of the British 1st Airborne Division under Major - General Robert Elliot Urquhart, CB, DSO, which was formed on October 31 1941and comprised of the 1st Parachute Brigade and the 1st Airlanding Brigade.
July 1942 saw the division brought up to strength by the addition of the 2nd Parachute Brigade.
Unfortunately in late 1942, the 1st Parachute Brigade was sent to North Africa, seriously reducing the division's strength, although as a result, the 3rd Parachute Brigade were attached to compensate for this.
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 Desert Storm I (The Whirlwind War) Lasted 100 Hours - How Long Will Desert Storm II Last?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gary E. Luck, held the left, or western, flank and consisted of the 82d Airborne Division, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), the French 6th Light Armored Division, the 3d Armored Cavalry, and the 12th and 18th Aviation Brigades.
The 1st neutralized 10 miles of Iraqi lines this way, killing or capturing all of the defenders without losing one soldier, and proceeded to cut twenty four safe lanes through the minefields in preparation for passage of the British 1st Armored Division.
But that opening skirmish is about to be dwarfed by the most formidable military assault in modern warfare: 250,000 British and American troops — backed by more than 1,000 aircraft, 400 tanks and a 110-strong armada — are poised to unleash their awesome power on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq the moment the order is given.
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 1st Commonwealth Division
formed in Korea; artillery, engineers and armour were centralized under division control, but the division attempted to have national units continue to support their brigades as much as possible
British Forces, by Ed Evanhoe (The Korean War)
The First Commonwealth Division; the story of British Commonwealth land forces in Korea, 1950-1953.
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 1st Division
A Regular Division stationed at Aldershot prior to the outbreak of the war.
To the 9th Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.
Broken up, units returned to their former batteries 30th and 40th Batteries.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The invasion has begun with the advance of US Marines and British 1st Armored Division into Iraq in the direction of southern key naval port of of Umm Qasr.
Fighting alongside the Americans are two brigades of the British 1st Armored Division and naval vessels landing Marine units south of Basra.
A second column of US 3rd Infantry Division troops crossed into the demilitarized zone on the Iraqi border with Kuwait accompanied by thousands of tanks, combat vehicles and fuel trucks.
www.cuttingedge.org /news_updates/na583.htm   (255 words)

 The Hins World War II Collection - Airborne Cemetery
It was in this area that the British 1st Airborne Division landed in September 1944,
and include the majority of the casualties from the British 1st Airborne Division landing in September 1944.
the Commonwealth 1st Airborne Division and the Polish Parachute Brigade.
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