In September of 1944 allied forces from the United Kingdom and other countries under the leadership of General Montgomery attempted to liberate the city of Arnhem from the German occupation.

Under the code name Market Garden they wanted to retake the Rijn Bridge in order to use the bridge to head into Germany. The plan was to end the war by Christmas of 1944. They were unable to retake the bridge. The Germans were stronger than the Allied forces had thought.

Aerial view of the bridge over the Neder Rijn, Arnhem