Allies Strength41,628 airborne troops-1 armoured division 2 infantry divisions-1 armoured brigade Casualties and losses:15,326â17,200 casualties-88 tanks 144 transport aircraft- Incomplete estimates
3,300â13,300 German casualties-30 tanks and SP guns-159 aircraft
Trailer of Marketgarden 1944
Operation Market Garden (17â25 Sept1944) was an unsuccessful Allied military operation planned,
and predominantly led, by the British. It was fought in the Netherlands and Germany in World War II.
The success of the operation depended on taking a series of 9 bridges, the last being at the city of Arnhem over the Rhine river.
Airborne and land forces succeeded in the liberation of the Dutch cities of Eindhoven and Nijmegen, but failed in keeping
their farthest positions in and around the city of Arnhem including the bridge over the Rhine.
The plan of action consisted of two operations: Garden: ground forces of 2nd Army to move north spearheaded by XXX Corps under Lieutenant-General Brian Horrocks Market: airborne forces of Lieutenant General Lewis H. Brereton's First Allied Airborne Army to seize bridges
and other terrain, under tactical command of I Airborne Corps under Lieutenant-General Frederick Browning
Market would employ four of the 6divs of the 1st Allied Airborne Army. The U.S. 101st Airborne Division,
under Major General Maxwell D. Taylor, would drop in 2 locations just north of XXX Corps to take the bridges northwest
of Eindhoven at Son and Veghel. The 82nd Airborne Division, under Brigadier General James M. Gavin, would drop northeast
of them to take the bridges at Grave and Nijmegen and the British 1st Airborne Division, under Major-General Roy Urquhart,
with the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade, under Brigadier General Stanislaw Sosabowski, attached would drop
at the extreme north end of the route, capturing the road bridge at Arnhem and the rail bridge at Oosterbeek.