The Bridge at Arnhem, heroically defended by the British 1st Airborne division during the failed Market Garden operation. Arnhem was the “grand prize” of Operation Market Garden, had the ground forces been able to link up with the paratroopers they could then cut off the western part of the Netherlands, stop the V2 rockets that were launched at London. They would also have an excellent starting point for a drive on Berlin, having crossed all the major rivers and outflanked the German fortified Westwall.

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