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Sir Frederick Browning
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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Variant translation: "Nature is an eolian harp - she is a musical instrument whose tones in turn are the keys of higher strings in us" - Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia [Das Allgemeine Brouillion] (1799), No. 966
Dorothy L. Sayers
As quoted in "The Random House large print book of jokes and anecdotes: for anyone who needs a laugh", edited by Joseph Claro, 1994, p. 210. Also in: Lantern, Volume 38, Union Education Department, 1989, p. 14
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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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