Monty has hatched a plan that could win the war
We have a noble cause we all fight for
Three hundred gliders and our paratroops drop in
September seventeenth let this battle begin

Outnumbered in the dark
We fight around a vital bridge
It is just a bridge too far
We are faced with blood and carnage
They come in droves and the pain is dealt inside
Freedoms plight
We are battle hardened at Market Garden
Up from the Ardennes Market Garden

Now in our second day the twilight zone
No thoughts of family no thoughts of home
I am tired hungry and our stocks are running low
We have a job to do but we are all alone

Maybe a week has passed we are but a few
The time has faded fast the lives have too
I hear them coming and I fear I cannot move
We fought so gallantly we fought this war for you



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    General CommentOperation Market Garden (September 17—25, 1944) was an Allied military operation, fought in the Netherlands and Germany in World War II. It was the largest airborne operation of all time.[nb 3]
    The operation plan's strategic context required the seizure of bridges across the Maas (Meuse River) and two arms of the Rhine (the Waal and the Lower Rhine) as well as several smaller canals and tributaries. Crossing the Lower Rhine would allow the Allies to outflank the Siegfried Line and encircle the Ruhr, Germany's industrial heartland. It made large-scale use of airborne forces whose tactical objectives were to secure a series of bridges over the main rivers of the German-occupied Netherlands and allow a rapid advance by armoured units into Northern Germany.
    Initially the operation was successful and several bridges between Eindhoven and Nijmegen were captured. However the ground force's advance was delayed by the demolition of a bridge over the Wilhelmina Canal at Son, delaying the capture of the main road bridge over the Meuse until September 20. At Arnhem the British 1st Airborne Division encountered far stronger resistance than anticipated. In the ensuing battle only a small force managed to hold one end of the Arnhem road bridge and after the ground forces failed to relieve them they were overrun on the 21st. The rest of the division, trapped in a small pocket west of the bridge, had to be evacuated on the 25th. The Allies had failed to cross the Rhine in sufficient force, and the Rhine remained a barrier to their advance until the offensives at Remagen, Oppenheim, Rees and Wesel in March 1945.
    sepultura1987on April 07, 2010   Link

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