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Roy or Robert ?

Robert was his given name, but he was known as Roy. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 21:59, 4 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Incidental sources[edit]

I made some small additions - the sources are the arnhemarchive.org link I added for most of it, the summary for the biography, and a biog of his daughter at http://www.scottishfield.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/255/Treat_Her_Like_a_Lady.html -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 21:59, 4 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Unclear sentence[edit]

The following run on sentence is of obscure meaning, at best: "He is the subject of the biography Urquhart of Arnhem (ISBN 0-08-041318-8) by John Baynes which was also the source of the film's title which Ryan says he found mentioned during the final conference at Montgomery's Headquarters on Operation Market-Garden, 10 September 1944, as recalled in Major General Roy E. Urquhart's memoirs who heard it said by Browning. However, in the script the phrase is uttered at the end of the film." The previously unmentioned Ryan is perhaps Cornelius Ryan; who the second 'he' is is unclear; and the latter part of the sentence, attributing the phrase 'a bridge too far' to Urquhart's memoirs, not Baynes' biography. I've removed all but the declarative first clause, and leave the rest here for someone who has Baynes', Ryan's and Urquhart's books available to sort the issues out. MayerG (talk) 04:41, 28 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Rated C-class because of missing citations. The introduction is supposed to summarize the article and may include from one to four paragraphs. Obviously, you don't want to rehash the entire article. However, in my opinion it would be a good idea to include more material in the introduction. The Arnhem section did not include the incident where Urquart was trapped behind German lines as related in Cornelius Ryan's A Bridge Too Far. It would be appropriate to provide more details of the battle, since this was the high point of Urquart's career. The dates when he was promoted to brigadier and major general would also be helpful, if available. Thanks. Djmaschek (talk) 03:41, 24 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]