A Brief Summary of what happened at the Bridge at Grave
September 1944 the American 101st and 82nd Airborne
Divisions together with the British 1st Airborne
Division and the 1st Polish Independent Parachute
Brigade, were tasked to capture a number of bridges
in German occupied Holland.
bridge at the town of Grave on the River Maas, was
taken by the 82nd Airborne, the All American
Division, in a swift operation that involved
landing troops at both ends of the bridge.
the southern end of the bridge is a most imaginative
memorial to the 504th PIR while on the other side
of the river not far away at Overasselt is the memorial
to the US 325th Glider Battalion, the Polish Battalion
and the 504th PIR, which is the picture of three large metal parachutes shown opposite.
This is a very small section of one of the in-text maps that show overall details of the Operation.
The large fold-out map that comes wtih the book gives the fine details of unit movements.