The Battle of Arnhem

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This tour by bike or car will lead you past the important locations from the Battle of Arnhem in 1944. At the Liberation Route audio spots you can use your phone to listen to stories of historical events that occurred during the Second World War. To ensure the success of Operation Market Garden, the Allied forces had to capture the bridge in Arnhem. But the light-armed airborne forces did not stand a chance against two SS-Panzer Divisions that happened to be in the area. After desperate fighting and many casualties the Arnhem bridge proved to be ‘a bridge too far’.

Points: 
55. Battle of Ginkelse Heide
20. The landing of parachutists and gliders
Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein'
Airborne War Cemetery Oosterbeek
22. A bridge too far
19. The Poles of Driel
Author: 
Liberation Route Europe

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Distance: 
32000
Time: 
420

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