Michael E Haskew looks at the life and times of the airborne commander whose career is closely linked to the epic 1944 Operation Market Garden.
Airborne Brush with Greatness
The heavy Horsa glider descended rapidly. A thud was followed by the tearing sound of a wheel being ripped away by an electricity cable. The wood and canvas craft skidded along, coming to rest in a cabbage patch near the edge of the dark Reichswald forest.