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1st Airborne area of operations around Arnhem

British Airborne Division was to capture the road and rail bridges across the Lower Rhine River at Arnhem. General Browning planned for Airborne to hold out for four days until relieved by XXX Corps. Misinformation prevented this from happening.

Operation Overlord began on 6 June 1944. It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings, and by August there were over 3 000 000 Allied troops in France.

The Battle of Normandy Map ~ Normandy ~ France ~ "Operation Overlord" began on June It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings. By August there were over 000 Allied troops in France. ~ World War II

1st Airborne area of operations around Arnhem

British Airborne Division was to capture the road and rail bridges across the Lower Rhine River at Arnhem. General Browning planned for Airborne to hold out for four days until relieved by XXX Corps. Misinformation prevented this from happening.

101st Airborne area of operations around Eindhoven

The US ‘Screaming Eagles’ Airborne Division jumped into Holland in a daylight aerial assault on 17 September north of Eindhoven. The bridges assigned to the Airborne at Best and Son were a full 8 miles north of Eindhoven.