An area that demanded the deployment of two divisions to dominate, eleven bridges to secure, crossing two rivers and a canal, an airborne army headquarters that landed with them, and all right on the doorstep of Germany itself. Gavin’s 82nd Airborne Division was given a very difficult task to accomplish. Soon the men of this division were pushed to their limits to defend the division area against German counter-attacks and simultaneously capture the bridges in Nijmegen in one of the most dramatic actions in American military history, in close cooperation with the British ground troops.
Highlights: Thompson bridge, Heumen lock bridge, Battle at Mook, Plasmolen outpost, Groesbeek drop zones, Devil’s Hill, Nijmegen street fighting, Waal Crossing and the capture of the Waal bridges
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