On 17 September, 1944, the First Allied Airborne dropped troops around the cities of Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem. The goal was to have these troops secure the various bridges between these cities and roll British tanks over these bridges, through Arnhem and on into Germany.
As the operation unfolded, the British and Polish forces in Arnhem were left to fend for themselves against superior forces. The Allies eventually fell back and took up position at the Hartenstein Hotel.
The Hartenstein Hotel still stands, but today it's a museum devoted to the Market-Garden operation and specializing on the events around Arnhem.
When you enter, you are first brought to the hotel's lounge. In th...Read More