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The battles on the flanks of Market Garden

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At 14:35 on September 17, 1944, Lieutenant Keith Heathcote of the Irish Guards commands “Driver, advance!” The Garden part of Operation Market Garden, the advance has started. However, more often than not the vital attacks on the flanks of XXX Corps remain unknown to the broader public. Attacks that progressed slowly and with great difficulty due to German resistance and that left the flanks of XXX Corps on their way to Nijmegen and Arnhem open, giving the Germans ample opportunity to cut off The Corridor – or Hell’s Highway, as the American called it – again and again.


Highlights
: Joe’s bridge, German ambush, XXX Corps’ advance to Eindhoven, Attack 53rd Welsh on left flank, Attack 3rd Infantry Division at Lille-St-Hubert, break out by 11th Armoured Division

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: ✓ Private guide ✓ Tailored itinerary ✓ Tour booklet

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Private tour - full day
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Description

At 14:00 on September 17, 1944, the artillery of XXX army corps commenced the preparatory bombardment on German positions south of Valkenswaard. Half an hour later, 20,000 vehicles start moving towards Arnhem on just one provincial road. Shortly before, the American 101st and 82nd Airborne Division and British 1st Airborne Division had landed in the vicinity of Son, Veghel, Grave, Groesbeek and Renkum. The airborne divisions had to capture the bridges between Eindhoven and Arnhem to allow the advance of British XXX Corps and get across the Rhine. East and west of XXX Corps, British VIII and XII Corps also attacked to protect the flanks of XXX Corps’ advance.

This special tour takes you from the British bridgehead across the Leopold Canal at Neerpelt to Eindhoven. You will follow the operations by British XXX Corps to link up with the 101st Airborne Division, and also attacks on its flanks by the other two corps. Attacks that went extremely slow and with great difficulty, giving Germans the opportunity to cut off The Corridor to the north over and over again, soon to be called Hell’s Highway by the Americans.

Additional information

Verplaatsingswijze

Car or minibus, Coach bus

Date

To be confirmed

Location start point

To be confirmed

Start time

09:00 hours

Duration

1 day

Included

Private guide, Tour booklet

Country

The Netherlands

Operation

Operation Market Garden

Type of tour

Private tour

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