Operation Market Garden

Self-guide and expert guided battlefield tours to the Netherlands where the Allied Airborne Army landed to sieze the crossing over the River Rhine at Arnhem 'A Bridge Too Far'.

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Operation MARKET GARDEN History

Operation MARKET GARDEN Battlefield

Where to Stay


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Operation MARKET GARDEN, September 1944

The ambitious attempt by the Allied Airborne Forces to capture the five key bridges that stood between Field Marshal Montgomery's 2nd British Army and the frontier of Hitler's Germany.  The US 101st 'Screaming Eagles' Airborne Division were responsible for capturing the first two bridges at Eindhoven and the US 82nd 'All American' Airborne Division the next two at Nijmagen.  The fifth and ultimate bridge was assigned to the British 1st Airborne Division and 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade, this was at Arnhem and proved to be A Bridge Too Far.

Paratroopers dropping during Operation Market Garden

The History

The story of Operation MARKET GARDEN and the bridge at Arnhem has been recounted in numerous books and has been the subject of a major film "A Bridge Too Far". There are a number of history websites that also have their version of what happened. Our potted history of the battle can be found at MARKET GARDEN - The History or by clicking the History button at the left of this page.


Visiting the Operation MARKET GARDEN Battlefields

The Operation MARKET GARDEN Battlefields are located in the Netherlands and are best reached via the Harwich to Hock of Holland Cross-Channel ferry.

A Tour of the Battlefield

If you want to tour the battlefield in the company of an expert guide, please visit our website at www.inthefootsteps.com. An outline of our suggested self-tour of the Operation MARKET GARDEN Battlefields can be found at MARKET GARDEN - The Battlefield or by clicking the Battlefield button at the left of this page.

Where To Stay

Our guide on where to stay can be found at MARKET GARDEN - Where To Stay or by clicking the Where to Stay button at the left of this page. Some of the hotels and guesthouses listed are those that we have used ourselves, but other are not. Please note that we do not have any control over the standard of these hotels and guesthouses and have included them on this site as a service to our visitors.


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