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Grave Liberation Day

Nick Cain (Sept. 18, 2014) If you’ve taken a World War II history class, then you’ve probably heard of the term “Operation Market Garden”. For those who haven’t, it was the largest airborne operation in military history at that time, and an Allied operation to liberate northern Holland and capture eight strategic Dutch bridges—essentially creating an open door into Nazi Germany. Though the overall operation did not prove to be the fatal blow that the allies had hoped for—due to a series of mistakes that pitted lightly-armored British and American paratroopers against two entire divisions of elite German Panzer tanks—the allies did establish a presence in Holland, and secure control of several key bridges.

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