The Battle of Nijmegen

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The city of Nijmegen played an important role in Operation Market Garden. With two bridges across the Waal river it was vital for the Allied advance towards Arnhem and Germany later on. On 20 September 1944 U.S. troops managed to capture both bridges and liberate the city. Discover the battles that were fought to capture the bridges over the Waal in Nijmegen by bike or by car. You will also learn about the disastrous bombing of Nijmegen. At the Liberation Route audio spots you can use your phone to listen to stories of historical events that occurred in that location.

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The National Liberation Museum 1944-1945
45. Hotel Erica
14. 'Once in your life do something good...' - Jan van Hoof
15. The mistaken American bombing
17. The Allies cross the Waal
Author: 
Liberation Route Europe

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Distance: 
17000
Time: 
270

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