1st British Airborne Division
Arnhem, September 1944
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Sketchbook of Major Cecil D. Byng-Maddick
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General, 1st Parachute Brigade

Major Byng-Maddick had joined the advance of 2nd Parachute Battalion towards the Arnhem bridge. The views from the houses he stayed in were put to paper in these sketches. The sketches were made out of memory while being in captivity in a POW camp. 

 

"A western view?" 09:30 hrs 18 Sept 12 armoured cars of 9 Panzer Division
crossed Arnhem Bridge from the south. 7 cars
were knocked out on the bridge road by No. 7 pt
1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery.
A Monday night in Arnhem.
Men in the debris.
Jump, Arnhem 21st September 1944.
"Enemy!"
[German soldier.]
[Various sketches.]
2nd Battalion mortars, bridge road.
18 September. 40 Flak gun brought up for
ground use. Crew were killed before gun
went into action.

All sketches Maj. C.D. Byng-Maddick (reproduced here by courtesy of Mr Chris Byng-Maddick)

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