In September 1944 more than ten thousand British and Polish Airborne troops
fought in and around Arnhem. Their objective was to take the Rhine Bridge.
Only Seven hundred and fifty of them managed to reach the bridge. Waiting
for reinforcements they fought for four days holding the Northern ramp.
However, the rest of the force did not succeed in reaching them. They managed
to hold out for five more days at Oosterbeek before finally making their
way across the Rhine to Allied held ground. Only 2293 made it back to England.
museum covers the air landings, the march to the bridge, the fierce fighting
in Arnhem and Oosterbeek and
the crossing of the river and honors those who fought and died to liberate