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US 82nd Airborne Division at Nijmegen

US 82nd Airborne Division at Nijmegen

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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

Inclusive
: ✓ Private guide ✓ Tailored itinerary ✓ Tour booklet

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Private tour - full day
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Description

Africa, Sicily, Salerno, the Italian mountains, Anzio, Normandy; the US 82nd Airborne Division was the most experienced airborne division the Allies fielded by 1944. During operation Market Garden, their task was to conquer the bridges from Grave to Nijmegen and to defend the Groesbeek Heights against German attacks from the Reichswald. Despite all their experiences before and after Market Garden, many 82nd Airborne veterans would later say they experienced many of their toughest fights at Nijmegen.

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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