A Bridge Not Far - was Market Garden sabotaged at Lent, Nijmegen Bridge? Wed20Sep1944





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Published on Sep 24, 2013

Distance/time from Lent to Arnhem 7 miles, 12km, 20 mins
19:10hrs Wed 20th Sep 1944
With Dave Barnby & Tony Gosling.
Why was The Bilderberg Hotel, Oosterbeek, the exact site of a 5 day long massacre of isolated and ill-equipped British airborne forces, in a defensive pocket nicknamed the 'Hexenkessel', on the outskirts of Arnhem, Holland in September 1944 chosen for the inaugural Bilderberg meeting in 1954?

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A Bridge Too Far Nijmegen Capt T Moffatt Burriss 82nd Airborne threatens Carrington Grenadier Guards

A Bridge Not Far, was Operation Market Garden sabotaged?

Red Road To Arnhem: Anglo-US-German Bilderberg fear of Communism since Russian Revolution

- recent revelations that show Field Marshal Montgomery's Operation Market Garden, in September 1944, aimed at severing German supply lines on the Western Front should have been successful. The operation only failed because Guards Armoured Division, specifically the Grenadier Guards, made an inexplicable 17 hour halt in Lent, just North of Nijmegen despite the road ahead to Arnhem Bridge, their stated objective, being reachable almost unopposed.
The Polish parachute brigade and Gen. Stanisław Sosabowski were scapegoated for the failings of Adair, Gen. Brian Horrocks & Capt Peter Carrington.
It was early morning in Holland on Sunday 17th September 1944 and as the gliders and paratroopers poured down along a sixty mile corridor to hold the bridges. The furthest bridge from the front line at Arnhem became the focus of attention as and the biggest airborne operation in history unfolded. Was it really 'A Bridge Too Far' as the title of Cornelius Ryan's book and Robert E. Levine's famous film imply? Or could the tanks and ground troops of XXX corps have gotten through to relieve the surrounded British paratroopers? With Arnhem only 11 kilometres, a 30 minute Sherman drive away and a virtually clear road ahead -- General Horrocks' M4 Sherman tanks inexplicably halted for 17 hours.
By the time the tanks started rolling at lunchtime the next day British paratroopers had run out of ammunition, been forced to surrender and German Panzer 5 & Tiger tank reinforcements had arrived to block the way. The Nijmegen bridgehead was established around 19:00hrs, 9 hours later, at 04:00hrs Thu morning the British were forced to surrender at the Arnhem bridge. So paratroopers of the 1st Airborne division at Arnhem bridge may have been relieved in the nick of time and war in Europe could have been over by Christmas 1944, six months earlier.
We look at Cornelius Ryan's book 'A Bridge Too Far' as well as Joseph E. Levine's film of the same name. Interviews with: Captain T. Moffatt Burriss, author of 'Strike and Hold' who was commander of i-company, 504th regiment, 82nd Airborne division during the legendary Waal river crossing;
Robert Kershaw author of 'It Never Snows In September' who interviewed 10th SS Panzer Division Brigadeführer Heinz Harmel, commander of the German defence of the Nijmegen and Arnhem bridges;
Major Tony Hibbert who was a senior officer of 2nd battalion 1st brigade, British 1st Airborne division at the Arnhem bridge;
Sir Brian Urquhart, army intelligence officer in the run-up to the operation he was critical of it and transferred before it began... but later became Deputy Secretary General of the newly formed United Nations.

Carrington/Bernhard 'coincidence'.
One left hook, Monty argued, would knock the German army for six and 'end the war by Christmas'. That first BB meeting at former Nazi Prince Bernhard's Bilderberg Hotel in Oosterbeek, Holland is the exact same spot where, 10 years previously British 1st Airborne Division had fought and died in horrific numbers, surrounded by best part of an SS Panzer Division plus, flame-throwing tanks, Nebelwerfer rocket launchers and all sorts of ad-hoc nasties. The Germans called this virtually defenceless pocket of British airborne troops the 'Hexenkessel', or 'Witches Cauldron'.
Two people who were later to become Bilderberg Chairmen were involved in that battle ostensibly on the allies side.
The first was former SS officer and early Nazi party member Prince Bernhard was in Whitehall and had his security clearance authorised by (brother of abdicated pro-Nazi King Edward VIII) King George VI & spy-master Ian Fleming (the yanks & British admiralty wouldn't give him security clearance as they thought he was a spy).
The other Bilderberg chairman who was involved was young Sherman tank Captain Lord Carrington who was in the lead Grenadier Guards XXX Corps tanks from Nijmegen that famously and inexplicably stopped in their tracks for 17 hours


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