Much has been written about Operation Market Garden and often better than we could hope to do. For those that wish to read up on the battle, we suggest that you consult your local library or one of the links below. All we will attempt here is a short list of what-ifs, that might have changed the course of the battle and where players in the game may alter the course of history.
The landing zones of the airborne troops has been criticised as being
too far from the main objectives, that is the bridges, especially in the
case of Arnhem and Nijmegen. Furthermore the lack of speed in occupying
the bridges after landing resulted in the arrival of only a weak force
at the Arnhem bridge and enormous difficulties in the capture of the Nijmegen
The attacks of British XXX Corps ground to a halt when they reached Eindhoven
although a breakthrough had been achieved. On the next day the Germans
were able to bring up fresh troops and close the gap.
Arnhem War Museum 40-45, Schaarsbergen
Chapter on Market
Garden from a U.S. army book on major decisions in WWII. Discusses
the reasons for and against the operation and possible alternatives.
The following sites exclusively concern the battle and contain photographs
and film clips.