Operation Market Garden took place in Holland from the 17th to the 25th September 1944 aspart of the Allied advance towards Germany, following the breakout from Normandy during the Second World War. It was the largest airborne operation of all time.
The operation was planned by the British Field Marshal Montgomery having been given a degree of priority by the Allied Commander General Eisenhower.
The plan required the seizure of bridges across the River Maas and two arms of the Rhine (the Waal and the Lower Rhine) as well as several smaller canals and tributaries. Crossing the Lower Rhine would allow the Allies to outflank the Siegfried Line and encircle the Ruhr, Germany's industrial heartland.
It made large-scale use of airborne forces whose tactical objectives were to secure a series of bridges over the main rivers of the German-occupied Netherlands and allow a rapid advance by armoured units into Northern Germany.
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