Operation Market Garden
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The daring Allied plan to defeat the Nazis

Thousands of Allied troops parachuted into Nazi-occupied Holland in September 1944 in the most ambitious airborne offensive of World War Two.

British and American troops were dropped behind German lines in a bold attempt to capture a series of bridges on the Dutch/German border.

Dubbed 'Operation Market Garden' its aim was to end the war by Christmas.

Witness hears from Hetty Bischoff van Heemskerck, a young Dutch woman from the city of Arnhem, who watched the Allied paratroopers come down.

Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.

  • 20 Sep 2018
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