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The Island – The 101st Airborne Division on The Island

//The Island – The 101st Airborne Division on The Island

The Island – The 101st Airborne Division on The Island


At the end of September, the American 101st Airborne Division will be transferred to the Betuwe – the stretch of land between Nijmegen and Arnhem, dubbed ‘The Island’ by Allied troops. Instead of returning to England and preparing for another airborne mission, they were ordered to defend this area during October and November 1944. On this static front, the Airbornes had to withstand fierce German counter-attacks and infiltrations, artillery shelling, dangerous patrols, rain, wind and bitter cold.

: Coffin’s Corner, The Incredible Patrol, Crossroads, Pegasus I, the German attack at Opheusden, the Battle of the Orchard

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Private tour - full day
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On the night of September 25-26, 1944, the remains of British 1st Airborne Division retreated across the Rhine. This brought Operation Market Garden to an end. However, this did not mean that the fighting along the Corridor, around Groesbeek and in the area between Nijmegen and Arnhem – dubbed ‘The Island’ by Allied troops – also stopped.The Allied units in the area of ​​operations were halted in many places and the fighting took on the character of static warfare. This static warfare was particularly prominent on ‘The Island’.

During this tour you will visit the places that have been central during the operations and actions of the 101st Airborne Division in the Betuwe. You will visit “coffin’s corner”, the place of the Crossroads Battle, Operation Pegasus I, Opheusden, and other places of interest. You will see where and hear how the soldiers of this the 101st controlled the area, what difficulties they faced, and how they repelled German counter-attacks and infiltrations.

Additional information


The Island


The Netherlands

Type of tour

Private tour

Manner of transportation

Car or minibus, Coach bus


To be confirmed

Location start point

To be confirmed

Start time

09:00 hours


1 day


Private guide, Tour booklet