70 years after the battle of Arnhem

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This year we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the airborne operation that took place in Holland in September 1944.

At that time the frontline had come to a halt near the Rhine. The supply lines where thin since the Allies weren't able to use any harbors apart from those they had captured in Normandy.
The operation was an attempt to break the front open get over the Rhine, through the Siegfried line into Germany before the Germans where able to get organized.
When the operation succeeded it would mean that the allies could capture the industrial heart of Germany and if all went well end the war in 1944.

On this website we will not try to provide you with an all-inclusive report about the battle that took place. We will try to give you an impression through the recollections of men and women that where involved in this battle. We will not focus only on the battle.

If you are coming to Holland this year than this website might be helpful during your visit with an overview of the museums, monuments and war cemeteries in the area.

Troop Carrier Command

Maintenance crew 59th Troop Carrier Squadron

70th Commemoration of Market garden 1944-2014

You can find the info about the 2014 commemoration here. 800 photos from market garden here in Dutch archives.
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30rd Corps
1st Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
101st Airborne Division
IX Troop Carrier Command

Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels

Museum Liberating Wings in Best. Photo: Eric Heijink

Arnhem road bridge

German vehicles litter the road after the German attack. Photo: US Archives
Website concerning the Allied fooddrop missions over Holland in 1945

Also take a look at my website about the Normandy invasion in 1944