Operation Market Garden, the Failed Operation May Have Done More Harm than Good
The Germans had occupied the Netherlands for four years before Allied forces drove them back to their home country. The retreat triggered a wave of joy,
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In 1944, the city saw heavy fighting during Operation Market Garden. The objective in Nijmegen in September 1944 was mainly to prevent the Germans from destroying the bridge. Capturing the bridge allowed the British Army XXX Corps to attempt to reach the British airborne troops in Arnhem. At one time, the bridge held close to 20 25lb anti-tank guns and two anti-aircraft guns. The Germans made repeated attacks on the bridge using bombs attached to driftwood, midget submarines and later…