Operation Market Garden
Dates: 17-27 September 1944
Key People: Field Marshall Montgomery, First Allied Airborne Army, British XXX Corps.
Operation Market Garden was part of a strategy to capture German industrial areas. The First Allied Airborne Army was to seize bridges and the British XXX Corps. were to re-enforce them via land. Operation Market Garden freed almost all of Holland but did not reach all of there goals because the British Airborne units at Arnhem did not get the reinforcements because they were delayed by German troops. The British paras were supposed to hold the bridge for 12 hours but because of the delay they ended up holding it for 5 days but this was not enough.
Date: 6th June 1944
Key People: Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery,
Omar Bradley, Miles Dempsey, Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Bertram Ramsay,
Arthur Tedder, Erwin Rommel, Adolf Hitler.
British, American and other allied forces stormed the heavily defended French coastline, beginning the invasion of main land Europe. It was bloody battle and lots of people died. Although different groups of troops experienced different levels of resistance, the invasion was a success.