Allied operation in the north of the Netherlands that took place in April 1945 and which was carried out by SAS troops, the French 2nd and 3rd regiment Chasseurs de Parachutistes and a special Forces Liaison team. The operation consisted of parachute landings nearby Groningen, Meppel and Emmen.
  • Article by Jaap Jansen
  • Published on August 3rd, 2012

Operation Amherst

During the night of Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 April 1945 the last parachutist operation in The Netherlands started over the (eastern) province of Drenthe. The dropping of 702 French (SAS) paratroopers intended to support the further advances of the Second Canadian Army Corps.

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