Operation Market Garden Highlights Battlefield Tour

Operation Market Garden Highlights Battlefield Tour

In this full-day Market Garden highlights battlefield tour, we are going to look at the locations where the operation was decided. This tour is a good option if you only have one day available and want to see as much of the area as you can. This tour starts at the Son bridge in the 101st Airborne sector and the objective of the 506th Parachute Infantry. From there we will head north generally following 30 corps' route and our next stop will be the battle of Koevering, just south of Veghel. This is where the Germans cut the corridor and blocked…
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Arnhem – A Bridge Too Far – Battlefield Tour

Arnhem – A Bridge Too Far – Battlefield Tour

In this tour, we will follow the footsteps of the 1st Airborne Division & 1st Polish Para Brigade in their struggle to take the bridges across the Rhine at Arnhem during Operation Market Garden. This tour will start at the landing zones and will first follow the men of the Recce Squadron and their ill-fated mission to capture the bridge with their Jeeps, this includes a stop at the tunnel under the railway near Wolfheze. Our next stop is the Ginkel Heath where the 4th Brigade landed after which we will follow their route of march for a while. We…
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Hell’s Highway – 101st Airborne Battlefield Tour

Hell’s Highway – 101st Airborne Battlefield Tour

In this full day Hell's Highway battlefield tour, we will drive up and down Hell's Highway from Veghel to Son. We will cover the objectives of the 101st Airborne Division to secure bridges across streams and canals at Son, Sint-Oedenrode, and Veghel and keep the roads in between them open. The tour will start at the dropzones near Son and will then proceed towards the bridge across the Wilhelmina Canal at Son and we will talk about the capture, rebuilding and then the defense of this vital bridge. We will then shift our focus to the 502nd Parachute Infantry Brigade as…
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Nijmegen – 82nd Airborne Battlefield Tour

Nijmegen – 82nd Airborne Battlefield Tour

The 82nd Airborne Division had to secure crossings at two major rivers and a canal, take the city of Nijmegen and secure the Groesbeek Heights. A tall order for an Airborne Division to undertake! This tour will take us on a clockwise loop around the objectives and battles of the All Americans, beginning at the bridge at Grave. We'll then drive to the lock bridge at Heumen (Molenhoek), the only bridge across the Maas-Waal Canal captured intact. Our next stop will be the landing zones south of Groesbeek and then the desperate battle to recapture the landing zones to the north.…
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Easy Company Tour – Market Garden & The Island

Easy Company Tour – Market Garden & The Island

In this full day tour, we will look at the exploits of the famous Easy Company of the 101st Airborne division, immortalized by the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. We start at the bridge at Son which was the first objective of the 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment where we will discuss the attempt to capture it and the subsequent German counterattacks. We then head to Nuenen where the men had a day long battle against a German battle group, before moving up Hell's Highway to Veghel. In Veghel we are going to look at the two times the Germans managed to…
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Americans At Market Garden Battlefield Tour

Americans At Market Garden Battlefield Tour

In this full day tour, we will look at how the Americans were involved in Operation Market Garden and we will be covering locations from both the 82nd and the 101st Airborne Division. This tour will start at the bridge in Son where we will discuss the attempt to capture it and the subsequent German counterattack. We'll then head to the Robert Cole memorial and talk about this larger than life character who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Normandy. Our next stop will be the windmill at Eerde where we discuss the battles in the village…
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XXX Corps Breakout Battlefield Tour

XXX Corps Breakout Battlefield Tour

In this tour, we are going to focus on the exploits of XXX Corps and their race to get to Arnhem in time. This tour will focus on the breakout of the Neerpelt bridgehead and end near Veghel at the Koevering battle area, where the Germans made the final cut of the Corridor. The tour will begin in Leopoldsburg in Belgium where the briefing for the operation took place, then we will move to Joe's Bridge where we will cover its capture and subsequent German counter-attacks and also its significance for the Allies. Just a short distance from Joe's bridge is…
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Battle for the Belgian Canals

Battle for the Belgian Canals

On September 6th 1944 the British Guards Armored division attacked across the Albert canal in Beringen. They were not expecting any significant German resistance and were hoping to be on the Belgian / Dutch border later that day. However the Germans were building a new defensive line behind that same Albert canal. It took four days of heavy fighting before a bridge across the next canal was captured, the now famous Joe's Bridge across the Meuse-Escaut canal at Neerpelt. In this tour we are going to follow the main line of advance of the Guards Armored division, starting at Beringen.…
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