The Dutch province of Gelderland became the scene of heavy fighting during WWII with Operation Market Garden and Operation Veritable. In September 1944, the Allies attempted to capture bridges over several rivers to ensure a swift advance towards Germany, but Operation Market Garden failed as the bridge at Arnhem was ‘too far’ and could not be taken. Explore the Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’ to recall this violent chapter of regional history and witness a phenomenal view of the world-famous John Frost Bridge. Head to Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands, to experience the Sunset March – a daily tribute to the Allied soldiers who fought for the liberation of the country. Recall the key-events of the liberation of the Netherlands at the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945. Find in the city of Wageningen a unique hotel – Hotel De Wereld – where the capitulation of German troops in the Netherlands was signed on May 5, 1945.
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