Why did Monty, who already had a reputation for taking no risks, take the biggest risk of all?

Market Garden was launched on September 17 with an artillery bombardment followed by the largest airborne assault of the war, involving more than 5,000 aircraft, 2,000 gliders and 20,000 paratroops. It began with astounding success. The two U.S. airborne divisions were dropped in their planned zones and the British armor moved forward. The bridges over […]

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