Vitesse Commemorate the Battle of Arnhem with British 1st Airbourne Division Colours

Vitesse Arnhem will commemorate the Battle of Arnhem this weekend by wearing a strip consisting of the regiment’s famous colours. 

The British 1st Airbourne Division were heavily involved in the attempted liberation of Arnhem in September 1944 from Nazi occupation.  The division lost three quarters of its strength (8000 men) behind enemy lines during the failed mission before the remaining survivors eventually withdrew after nine days of fighting.

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Vitesse player salutes a veteran of the British 1st Airbourne Division last season when the club also commemorated the occasion.

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