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When Model ordered their withdrawal to the Seine, allied aircraft struck their columns repeatedly. It was a depleted corps that crossed the river north of Paris, yet still an entity. Scarcely pausing, they moved on between the Scheldt and the Sambre, threatened by the onrush of British tanks into Cambrai and the advanced guards of Hodges' army to the east. Changing direction, increasing the pace. General Willi Bittrich, the corps commander, away from drew his pursuers and at last, beyond Maastricht, behind the Maas, found safe territory in which he might rest his weary remnants.

Two days,' said the Field-Marshal. ' Next day, Sunday the 10th, Browning gave outline orders to the divisional commanders at his headquarters in the club house of Moor Park golf course, a little to the north and west of London. The southern area of the 'carpet' was given to the 101st because they were The US 82nd Airborne Division practising a mass drop -* <• a -« c ^^ 'r» • e •• stationed in south-west England. In consequence, they would be able to fly to their release point without crossing the aircraft stream of other three days of the airborne assault.

Two days,' said the Field-Marshal. ' Next day, Sunday the 10th, Browning gave outline orders to the divisional commanders at his headquarters in the club house of Moor Park golf course, a little to the north and west of London. The southern area of the 'carpet' was given to the 101st because they were The US 82nd Airborne Division practising a mass drop -* <• a -« c ^^ 'r» • e •• stationed in south-west England. In consequence, they would be able to fly to their release point without crossing the aircraft stream of other three days of the airborne assault.

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