Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden, which began in Belgium in September 1944, heralded the liberation of the Netherlands. After the turbulent liberation of Limburg, including the battle for Hechtel, a crucial operation followed in the direction of the Netherlands, with the objective of crossing the large rivers.
The operation was given the code name ‘Market Garden’ and combined multiple airborne operations over Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem (Market), as well as a land offensive (Garden). British General Brian Horrocks gave the order on 15 September 1944 in Leopoldsburg.