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The American attack on Overloon

The American attack on Overloon

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Seven days of heavy fighting in the vicinity of Overloon only brought more than 450 casualties, the loss of nearly 80 vehicles, for just one to two kilometers of captured ground. Visit the places where the American 7th Armored Division fought and was stemmed by tough German defenses during the Battle of Overloon. Hear how and see where the Americans tried time and time again to break through the German defenses and how the Germans successfully prevented this.


Highlights:
Stevensbeek, Vortum Mullum, Hatert Castle, The Boot-shaped woods, Kamphoef

Inclusive
: ✓ Private guide ✓ Tailored itinerary ✓ Tour booklet

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Private tour - 4 hrs
  • *Please inform us of any mobility restrictions.

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Description

Between September 30 and October 18, 1944, a heavy battle was fought in the Overloon – Venray area. This battle, a direct result of Operation Market Garden, went down in history as one of the heaviest battles on Dutch soil. Initially, the US 7th Armored Division was brought into the ara to take over from the British and carry out the attack.

The assignment was estimated to be an easy one and the Americans expected to be in Venlo – at a 20 miles distance – within two days and from there push on to Cologne. In the event, seven days of heavy fighting only took the Americans one to two kilometers from their start line. Overloon remained in German hands, as did Venray. Venlo and certainly Cologne remained well out of reach of the Allies.

Additional information

Verplaatsingswijze

Car or minibus, Coach bus

Date

To be confirmed

Location start point

Parking of War Museum Overloon

Start time

09:00 hours, 13:00 hours

Duration

0.5 day

Included

Private guide, Tour booklet

Country

The Netherlands

Operation

Battle at Overloon

Type of tour

Private tour

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