Nijmegen Bridge: 1940

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Nijmegen Bridge: 1940

Post by General Patton » 26 Feb 2003 23:31

Can people plase post info on the Battle for Nijmegen brifge in 1940. All i now is according to the movie a bridge too far, it was a hard battle.

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Post by CHRISCHA » 26 Feb 2003 23:35

General Patton, the battle for Nijmegen bridge was in 1944, part of operation Market Garden. Type Market Garden into your search engine, or any related key words and you should find some info'. Regards.

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Post by General Patton » 26 Feb 2003 23:38

KNow that, but in fact there was a battle there before.
I know much about nijmegen 44, but none about nijmegen 40

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Post by tvanputten » 27 Feb 2003 19:56

Hello there,

Perhaps this site can be of use. http://www.mgva-nijmegen.tk/

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Post by stoat17 » 28 Feb 2003 08:14

I understand you!!!
your talking about when the germans had to take the bridge and were slaughtered in 1940, yes were is info on that battle, every amercian book has market garden but no german operation...

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Post by General Patton » 28 Feb 2003 21:19

Thank you, but no market garden please, only 1940 german vs. holland

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Post by Timo » 28 Feb 2003 22:16

There are some very good Dutch books about this subject, of which I have some. But I'm not in the mood for translating today :?

In short: The Germans crossed the border east of Nijmegen at X-Zeit and tried to take both Waal Bridges. Operation Trojanischen Pferd, a cargo ship loaded with an infantry company had to take the bridge, failed and the German Vorausabteilung arrived to late: at 4.25 the first bridge was blown before their eyes, followed minutes later by the Railway Bridge.

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Post by Timo » 10 Mar 2003 13:03

Sure George, my pleasure :roll:

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Post by JC » 10 Mar 2003 14:05

I know the feeling Timo, don't you hate it! You can't even be sure they read it!

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nijmegen bridge 1940

Post by daveh » 10 Mar 2003 16:21

I know of little in english and cannot read dutch. However there is a small about in Rotterdam 1940 by W. Steenbeek, and A McKee Race for the Rhine bridges.
The Nijmegen area was the target of XXVI corps with 254 ID to north and 256 ID to south, with 9 pz d behind. 254 ID formed 2 special forces of which group Nijmegen headed for the 2 bridges at Nijmegen over the Waal. An attempt by a "trojan horse" failed as it did not arrive, this was to have attacked at dawn from barges moored nearby. No paratrops were used here.
A force from the armoured recce battalion of waffen ss vefgungs div, acting as corps troops, moved cross country over the Berg en Dal hills. They raced for the bridge from the south and arrived at 0445 Dutch time. The bridge had been blown 20 minutes earlier.
The main body of group nijmegan advanced along the Kleve to Nijmegen road which led to a roadabout just south of the river Waal in Nijmegen. Dutch defenders were found along this road. The German infantry fought against these defences as the recce unit pushed through. Hope this is of some use.

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Post by Timo » 10 Mar 2003 16:46

It's no use, Dave. It seems "George" does not check his own postings.

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Post by General Patton » 12 Mar 2003 03:19

thanks for the complements timo, always knew you were my pal,
now plase may i get some info.
P.S., i've been on a trip for a while cant check my posting.

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Post by Timo » 07 May 2003 12:11

Timo Worst wrote: In short: The Germans crossed the border east of Nijmegen at X-Zeit and tried to take both Waal Bridges. Operation Trojanischen Pferd, a cargo ship loaded with an infantry company had to take the bridge, failed and the German Vorausabteilung arrived to late: at 4.25 the first bridge was blown before their eyes, followed minutes later by the Railway Bridge.
daveh wrote:I know of little in english and cannot read dutch. However there is a small about in Rotterdam 1940 by W. Steenbeek, and A McKee Race for the Rhine bridges.
The Nijmegen area was the target of XXVI corps with 254 ID to north and 256 ID to south, with 9 pz d behind. 254 ID formed 2 special forces of which group Nijmegen headed for the 2 bridges at Nijmegen over the Waal. An attempt by a "trojan horse" failed as it did not arrive, this was to have attacked at dawn from barges moored nearby. No paratrops were used here.
A force from the armoured recce battalion of waffen ss vefgungs div, acting as corps troops, moved cross country over the Berg en Dal hills. They raced for the bridge from the south and arrived at 0445 Dutch time. The bridge had been blown 20 minutes earlier.
The main body of group nijmegan advanced along the Kleve to Nijmegen road which led to a roadabout just south of the river Waal in Nijmegen. Dutch defenders were found along this road. The German infantry fought against these defences as the recce unit pushed through. Hope this is of some use.
General Patton wrote:now plase may i get some info
:? What more do you want?

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