was a British Airborne Officer who commanded the 2nd Parachute Battalion during operation market garden and was responsible for holding on to the North side of the bridge over the Rhine river for 4 days when relief was unable to reach them.
the bridge they held on to was named after him, in honor of his achievements
If I am asked what we are fighting for, I can reply in two sentences. In the first place, to fulfil a solemn international obligation . . . an obligation of honor which no self-respecting man could possibly have repudiated. I say, secondly, we are fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed in defiance of international good faith at the arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power.
Author: Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith
Source: Statement, to House of Commons, Declaration of War with Germany, Aug. 4, 1914