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Timeline Event: Operation Market Garden

Sep 17, 1944

Operation Market Garden

Twenty thousand Allied airborne forces landed behind German lines between Eindhoven and Arnhem in the Netherlands. Their task was to take three bridges over the Maas (Meuse), Waal, and Lower Rhine rivers respectively. Ground forces, meanwhile, drove northward from the Meuse-Escaut (Scheldt) Canal. The purpose of Operation Market Garden was to outflank the Siegfried line and drive to the Ruhr basin.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2010-09-17

Tags: Montgomery, Market Garden

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