I'm from Cleveland.
I chose "FIN" because I think of this as an art piece
To create the gif, I used Adobe Image Ready, which shipped with Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Image Ready gives you a lot of flexibility in creating gif and roll-overs. Whatever version of Photoshop is current has Image Ready elements integrated into the main program, I think.
Here's some detail from Frame:1
I chose to split my Paras, sending a Bde-strength group (1800 men) down to secure the rail bridge, and sending another 3000 toward the bridge at Arnhem. The group heading toward the bridge includes the 1st AB Div HQ, the 1st Airlainding Bde HQ, the South Staffords, the King's Own Scottish Borderers, and the 1st Border Btln. Later they'd be joined by the second wave consisting of another 2000 men of the 4th Para Bde, creating a force 5,000 men strong. All of them will either be killed, wounded or enter captivity.