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Parachtue at Ginkelse Heide

In September 1944 the Airborne landings in operation Market Garden where the largest airborne operations during the 2nd World War. Eventually there where even more droppings than during the D-Day landings. Among the places where landings took place ar Nijmegen, Driel and Ede at Ginkelse Heide.

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Kranenburg grosse strasse 1945After the Market Garden Operation, Operation Veritable was set in to accomplish General Dwight Eisenhower's "broad front" strategy to occupy the west bank of the Rhine before attempting any crossing. From Nijmegen the little town Kranenburg is the first town right near the border before entering the 'Reichswald'.

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