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Jokull
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Hell's Highway the 101st Airborne in action Wed, 14 November 2012 00:40
http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q423/Jokull_photos/id9933.jpg

So no Minsk or Victory at Stalingrad for a while.

This is also a 3 star mission and a tough nut. A good mission for Band of Brothers fans and the 101 Airborne

Operation Market Garden of September 1944, involved 35,000 troops dropped up to 100 miles (160 km) behind the German front lines in an attempt to capture a series of bridges over the Maas, Waal and Rhine rivers, ultimately enabling the Allies to outflank German fortifications and penetrating into Germany. The operation was hastily planned and many key planning tasks were inadequately completed. Three complete airborne divisions were landed or dropped at various points along Highway 69, or "Hell's Highway", in order to create a "carpet" over which the British XXX Corps could rapidly advance in Operation Garden, the armored phase. It was a daylight assault, with little initial opposition, and most units achieved high accuracy on drop and landing zones. In the end, after strong German counterattacks, the overall plan failed.

The route of the attacking armies became called Hell's Highway since the Germans pounded the road ceaselessly. But on the 24 September a strong force of Fallschrimjaeger led by Major Hans Jungwirth atacked the highway supported by Jagpanthers. By then the forward elements of the Guards tank forces had passed by and the road was jammed by supply trucks while the 101st Airborne Division protected the flanks. Jungwirth's force aimed at capturing Koevering but the determined defence of the 101st prevented them from taking the town, but the did succeed in cutting the vital highway for 40 hours until elements of the British 50th Division and 7th Armoured arrived and forced them to withdraw.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.
      
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Re:Hell's Highway the 101st Airborne in action Wed, 14 November 2012 21:57
Hi Bud, was a great scenario yesterday Cool See still Gembert, should be Gemert. Maybe you forgot.
      
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Re:Hell's Highway the 101st Airborne in action Wed, 14 November 2012 22:07
No just an old photo of the map.

Click the link http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=9933

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[Updated on: Wed, 14 November 2012 22:07]

      
    
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