On Demand Tour: Arnhem – A Bridge Too Far – 1944

Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 13 reviews)


Battlefield Guide – Jo Hook
Tour Manager – Shane Greer

Tour length about 75 min

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According to Field Marshal Montgomery, Operation Market Garden was ‘90% successful‘ – yet for many who have watched the iconic film A Bridge Too Far one would have to summarise that it was anything but. For the beleaguered men of the First Airborne Division, what started out as a sunny Sunday afternoon in September 1944 with a successful drop in northern Holland would end in a fight to the last man until eventually what remained of the battered division would be evacuated back to safety. We will be following just one battalion, the 2nd Parachute Battalion, led by Lieut-Col John Frost – The only battalion to reach the Arnhem Bridge on the evening of 17 September 1944. Throughout the next three days they held the northern end of the bridge despite an ever increasing enemy presence and with their positions diminishing under enemy fire until those that were left were forced to withdraw or become captives. Using anecdotal evidence and then and now visual images our tour will follow these actions and also compare what was happening in Arnhem with what was happening further south along ‘Hell’s Highway‘ and in Nijmegen.

A Bridge too Far? Well, yes it was, but this story of heroism and bravery is a story of what ifs, of bitter fighting, comradeship and the will to battle on despite all odds.


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Sun 9th May 16:30 UK (11:30 EDT), Sun 9th May 19:30 UK (14:30 EDT)

13 reviews for On Demand Tour: Arnhem – A Bridge Too Far – 1944

Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 13 reviews)
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Rated 5 out of 5
March 13, 2022

Great info & knowledge Jo. Would love to revisit Arnhem with you for more detail.
You managed to add so much further info that proves there’s always more to investigate.
Always had the overview & notes knowledge but this particular way of looking at the battle is just so unique. Loved it. Thank you. Cant wait to go again now!

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Andy Mullen
Rated 5 out of 5
March 13, 2022

Excellent tour. These tours always are excellent. One thing that would help people like me who aren’t close to the events and geography is to use the cursor a bit more to indicate the town/river being mentioned.

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E O'Driscoll
Rated 5 out of 5
March 13, 2022

I absolutely loved this tour, it’s so interesting when you have a relative who took part. Thanks for bringing it alive for me and taking the time to show me part of my Uncoes war

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Wendy Brimicombe
Rated 5 out of 5
March 13, 2022

Arnhem tour excellent, I have ben there twuce and experienced all the locations discussed. Tonight was fabulous as it brought it all together and allowed me to piece all the activity together

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Rated 5 out of 5
March 13, 2022

Arnhem was a great tour. Both Guide and Manager were superb. A great couple of hours learning.

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Stephen Cook