Well done for persevering with my convoluted report !
In the gap between Arnhem and Oosterbeek, a German attack is punished by Para Engineers holed up in one of the buildings
But German resistance facing XXX Corps remains stubborn
The Poles are now under sustained attack the other side of the river
and German armour is threatening all positions
battle royal in the streets leading up to the bridge
Para artillery doggedly taking on German armour whenever it can
and the infantrymen grimly hang on in the houses and rooftops
In Oosterbeek, the artillery has retreated within the town
as German armour over-runs the LZ
followed by plenty of infantry
for now, the fight goes on
but there are just too many of the enemy to contend with
The Germans finally gain the north end of the bridge
all resistance is over
but the Germans have had to pay a heavy price
... and of course, no sign of XXX Corps !
A great time was had by all and we have all vowed we will return next year for the Donald Featherstone Memorial games weekend - who knows what we will be playing - well, I guess Mark Freeth does but he's not letting on yet !