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Sir Frederick Browning
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On the Arnhem "Market Garden" operation. To Field Marshal Montgomery on 10 September 1944.
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I think we might be going a bridge too far.  - Sir Frederick Browning
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Born: December 20, 1896

Died: March 14, 1965 (aged 68)

Nationality: British

Bio: Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Arthur Montague Browning was a British Army officer who has been called the father of the British airborne forces. He is best known as the commander of the I Airborne Corps and deputy commander of First Allied Airborne Army during Operation Market Garden.

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