© WW2 Market Garden -
Operation Market Garden took place from September 17 until September 26. Goal of the operation was to push through German lines from the Belgian city of Neerpelt towards the Dutch city of Arnhem. Hereby crossing some major canals and rivers that held back the allied armies and bypassing the German Siegfriedline. Once the allied armies reached Arnhem, they would be over the river Rhine, their last natural obstacle. Once over the Rhine the allied armies would sweep East into Germany, thereby knocking out the German industrial heart in the Ruhr pocket and break the German war effort. This would end the war before Christmas.
When the bridgehead in ‘de Veluwe’ (the area in between Arnhem and the Ijsselmeer) was created, the positions would be consolidated. From these positions a combined attack towards the east would be organised, straight into the German industrial heart, thereby breaking the German war effort.
Read more about the units involved in Operation Market Garden and learn what they did day by day. Click on the links below: