In September 1944, US and British troops launched an ambitious offensive in Holland to outflank the Germans. Known as Operation Market Garden, the combined airborne and land assault did not go according to plan, and in severe fighting for the bridges over the Dutch rivers, thousands of men on both sides were killed. After failing to reach their objectives, the Allies eventually abandoned the campaign.
Today there are many fascinating historical sites associated with Market Garden in Holland, all easily accessible from Amsterdam. These include surviving bridges at Nijmegan and Arnhem (the famous ‘Bridge Too Far’), and numerous museums and cemeteries dedicated to the fighting.
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