Operation Market Garden: Nijmegen
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Summary


Following on from the story of Hell's Highway, the series reaches the battle to seize the great Bridges over two of Europe's largest water ways; the Maas and the Waal at Nijmegen. Here the 82nd US airborne were, as elsewhere, denied coup de main attacks to seize the bridges by the air commanders. While the Grave Bridge was captured, confusion in US orders meant that the barely defended bridge in Nijmegen was only attacked when the Germans had taken the opportunity to reinforce the garrison. The resulting battle to regain control of the situation is an epic of Anglo-American military history. This programme tells the story of the amazing courage of the American and British soldiers who won this battle against desperate odds.

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Runtime :
100
Status :
Released
Genres :
Documentary,  History,  War, 
Language :
English

Cast

Jo Hook
Presenter
John Greenacre
Presenter
Mike Peters
Presenter
Tom Dormer
Presenter
Tim Saunders
Presenter
Richard Hone
Presenter