Operation Market-Garden

Operation Market-Garden was the code name for a failed Allied air-ground offensive into the Netherlands in September 1944, during World War II. Operation Market-Garden involved a direct ground thrust by XXX Corps up a single road to relieve troops of the U.S. 82nd and 101st and the British 1st Airborne Divisions ordered to capture and hold key bridges across rivers until relieved. Operation Market-Garden is remembered popularly as the offensive that attempted to reach “a bridge too far,” in reference to the unsuccessful attempt to capture the bridge across the Lower Rhine at Arnhem.

Operation Market-Garden

King Company at Bloody Lindern

By Frank Chadwick

In November 1944, an American infantry division underwent its baptism of fire in the worst conditions imaginable and acquitted itself with honor beyond anyone’s expectation. Read more

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Six-Pounder Versus Panzer

By Christopher Miskimon

Sergeant Charles Callistan looked through the sights of an antitank gun at an approaching enemy tank. His weapon, a six-pounder cannon, was in the perimeter of a surrounded British outpost named Snipe. Read more

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WWII Spies: Oreste Pinto

by Robert Whiter

Two men were seated on either side of a paper-strewn table inside an office of MI5, the British intelligence service, in the Royal Victoria Patriotic School at Clapham, London, shortly after the fall of France in the spring of 1940. Read more

"Operation Biting," the daring Bruneval Raid to capture German radar, marked a major turning point in the WWII technology battle.

Operation Market-Garden

Operation Biting: the Bruneval Raid to Capture German Radar

By Robert Barr Smith

Through the long, lovely days of the summer of 1940, almost two years before Operation Biting or the “Bruneval Raid,” Royal Air Force Spitfire and Hurricane fighter planes turned back the might of the Luftwaffe over southern and southeastern Britain. Read more