‘Bridge Too Far’ war hero dies aged 92

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A war hero who was part of a Second World War operation that inspired the Hollywood blockbuster A Bridge Too Far, has died.

Trevor Barnett was one of the paratroopers who were sent on the ill-fated operation Market Garden in 1944.

As part of the 10th Parachute Battalion, Trevor, of Staveley, was dropped over Arnhem in Holland in a bid to go behind enemy lines and capture the eight bridges that spanned the network of canals and rivers on the Dutch/German border. But the German forces surrounded Arnhem bridge, and with the army unable to break through, the paratroopers surrendered.

 

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