Operation Market Garden

In Sep 1944, the Allies gambled on a thrust into German-held territory, aiming to pry an opening into the open plains of Northern Germany. The operation ultimately failed as the attack was too narrow and the long supply lines, flanks exposed, nearly broke down.

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