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Operation Market Garden We follow the ill-fated operation devised by General Montgomery to shorten the war. Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to the Brussels area for an overnight stay. Day 2 Joe’s Bridge to Nijmegen We travel to Joe’s Bridge, the start position of the Guards Armoured Division at the beginning of Operation Market Garden. We look at the Irish Guards’ assault and see their graves at Valkenswaard War Cemetery. We then see the vast German cemetery at Ysselsteyn before visiting the impressive Overloon War Museum. After lunch, we resume the XXX Corps route at the Grave Bridge, before looking at the tough fighting for Nijmegen and the crossing of the Waal River by American Airborne forces. Continue to our hotel in Wolfheze for a two-night stay. B Day 3 Hartenstein Hotel & The Battle of Arnhem We begin at the Hartenstein Hotel, headquarters of the 1st Airborne Division during the Arnhem battle, and now an excellent museum. We then see an original memorial at Wolfheze and look at one of the landing grounds at Ginkel Heath. Following a visit to the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery we have lunch and then see some of the positions in the Oosterbeek Perimeter before visiting the area around Arnhem Bridge, where the pivotal battle for the outcome of Operation Market Garden took place. B Day 4 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/hmg Includes... • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described Plus... • Local joining points (see page 55 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Executive Tour Code: 4HMG Jul 21 2017 £319 Sep 15 2017 £319 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £89. Your Hotels 34 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 615 WORLD WAR II 1939-1945 4 days from £319 Silver Service Tour Code: 4HMGV Mar 24 2017 £329 Apr 21 2017 £349 Oct 26* 2017 £349 You will stay for two nights at the 4-star Bilderberg Hotel in Wolfheze, near Arnhem, situated in its own grounds. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and sauna. Overnight stay in the Brussels area will be in a city-style hotel. Grave Bridge Arnhem Bridge, 1944 Troops landing 1944 German graves at Ysselstyn Children Travel for Half Price (aged 8-17) on dates marked *


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