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  • Private tour - full day
    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.
    Highlights: 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
    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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  • Private tour - full day
    At 13:00 on September 17, 1944, the three parachute infantry regiments of US 101st Airborne Divisions landed on Son and Schijndel Heaths and at Heeswijk Castle. The Germans in this area responded quickly and violently, interrupting the road several times. Heavy fighting broke out for possession of this road. The Americans soon called the road 'Hell's Highway'. Join us and discover the places heavily fought over to keep Hell's Highway open in September 1944
    Highlights: Son, Best, St-Oedenrode, Schijndel, Koevering, Eerde, Heeswijk, Veghel
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  • Private tour - 3 hrs
    Eindhoven was bombed twice by the Allies, once by the Germans. Occupied in May 1940 by Germans and liberated on September 18, 1944 by U.S. airborne troops during Operation Market Garden. Join this walking tour through the center of Eindhoven, hear the stories of occupation, persecution of the Jews, liberation and the bombing of Eindhoven, and learn what it was like for those who experienced it.
    Highlights: Structure of the German occupation, Americans in Eindhoven, the German bombing of September 19, 1944, the Allied bombings in 1942/43, stumbling stones
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  • Private tour - 4 hrs
    Not only E Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment and a group of British tanks fought near Nuenen on September 20, nor was it a random or independent action. September 20 saw a planned and coordinated effort made by the British and Americans to drive the Germans away from the area east of the bridge at Son and subsequently from Nuenen. It was an effort in which several units fought over the course of two days, one of these being the famed E/506.
    Highlights: German armour in Nuenen, the attack by E/506, the myth of Soeterbeekse Brug, Weatherby's action at Nederwetten, tank battle at Gerwen
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  • Private tour - full day
    The bridge at Son, the liberation of Eindhoven, and the fighting at Best are the most famous stories of the 101st Airborne Division's participation during Operation Market Garden. Less commonly known, but just as important, are some of the toughest battles fought by this division around the areas Veghel, Eerde and Schijndel. Supported by British armour approximately three quarters of the 101st Airborne Division fought at some point in these areas. Discover these lesser known stories of actions that happened here during September 1944.
    Highlights: miss-drop at Heeswijk Castle, The Cannae manoeuvre at Heeswijk, Attack on Schijndel, the battle for Eerde and the sand dunes, Koevering, Black Friday
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  • Private tour - full day
    Who doesn't know the TV-series Band of Brothers? Join this tour and visit the locations where Easy Company 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment's story actually took place. This is a unique opportunity for you to join a guide who regularly tours with not only guests of the largest war museum in the world but also actors from the series, veterans and their families. Find out what actually happened and how this relates to the Band of Brothers TV-series.
    Highlights: The dropzone, Son, Easy in Eindhoven, the attack Nuenen, the fighting at Logtenburg, Heteren Crossroads, Operation Pegasus I
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  • Private tour - 3 hrs
    Follow in the footsteps of H Company, 502 PIR, 101st Airborne Division who were ordered to capture the two bridges at Best during Operation Market Garden. This company soon ran into trouble and the fighting quickly escalated into a battle involving as many as four battalions of the 101st Airborne Division and is referred to as "The Battle At Best" by the Americans. It would prove to be one of the toughest battles the division fought during Operation Market Garden.
    Highlights: The dropzone, initial engegement at Quatre-Bras, Jones' withdrawal, Cole's Monument, German counterattacks, Joe Mann Monument
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  • Private tour - full day
    At 14:35 on September 17, 1944, Lieutenant Keith Heathcote of the Irish Guards commands "Driver, advance!" The Garden part of Operation Market Garden, the advance has started. However, more often than not the vital attacks on the flanks of XXX Corps remain unknown to the broader public. Attacks that progressed slowly and with great difficulty due to German resistance and that left the flanks of XXX Corps on their way to Nijmegen and Arnhem open, giving the Germans ample opportunity to cut off The Corridor - or Hell's Highway, as the American called it - again and again.
    Highlights: Joe's bridge, German ambush, XXX Corps' advance to Eindhoven, Attack 53rd Welsh on left flank, Attack 3rd Infantry Division at Lille-St-Hubert, break out by 11th Armoured Division
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