Market Garden – British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem

Market Garden – British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem


British 1st Airborne Division had already earned battle honors, but up till Arnhem had not fought on a divisional level. Think of the everywhere on the radar station of Bruneval, North Africa, Sicily, South Italy. Due to losses and long stay in Italy, the division was unable to participate in the invasion of Normandy. But she was ready for Operation Market Garden! What followed was a nine-day-long battle, much longer and much harder than the division had expected in planning.

: Drop and landing zones, ambush location Airborne Recce group, fighting around St-Elisabeth Hospital, John Frost bridge, Westerbouwing, Oosterbeek

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Private tour - full day
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Undoubtedly the most famous part of Operation Market Garden: the Battle of Arnhem. Here British 1st Airborne Division fought for nine days, supplemented by elements of the Polish Parachute Brigade. During this battle, in which almost everything went wrong from the first moment, these units fought like lions and earned enormous respect from both friend and foe. Yet, it was a lost battle. This tour takes you along the fields, forests, streets and (of course) bridges that were the scenes of heavy fighting. You will follow the story as the battle progressed; from the euphoria of the first airborne landings, the initial blockades of the Germans, to the fighting around the bridge and the Oosterbeek perimeter, and finally to the nightly retreat over the Rhine.

Additional information


Operation Market Garden


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