Size - The map measures 19.5 inches (49cm) by 28 inches (71cm). It is printed in four colours and is on firm glossy paper.
On one side at a scale of 1:180,000 is shown the whole of the Market Garden corridor of operations from Arnhem in the north to Leopoldsburg in the south and from Vught in the west to Overloon in the east. See below for details of the other side.
What is Marked on the Map
This map is quite unique and no other exists that shows the Market Garden Corridor in such detail. Over 230 memorials are clearly indicated as well as a dozen museums and 42 military cemeteries or military burial plots.
On the 1:180,000 side are indexes that cover that map and the inset maps of Leopoldsburg, Eindhoven and Vught. Overlaid on the map are the routes taken by the ground forces from the XXX Corps start line at Joe's Bridge on the Belgian border as well as the drop zones used by the British 1st Airborne Division and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions.
On the other side is a greatly expanded map of the Arnhem to Oosterbeek area showing the exact drop/landing zones for the British 1st Airborne Division and the routes taken forward towards the bridge over the Rhine. Inset into that map are detailed maps of the St Elisabeth Hospital area, the John Frost Bridge area and the Oosterbeek perimeter. Also on this side is a similarly expanded map showing the drop zones and movements of the American 82nd 'All American' Airborne Division from Groesbeek towards Nijmegen and with inset and indexed maps to Nijmegen and to Grave. On both sides is a base map showing modern roads thus making navigation simple.
The locations of the following are marked with colour coded lollipops as follows -
One side of the map shows the whole Market Garden Corridor with the British, American and Polish airborne drops plus the axis of advance of XXX Corps. The other side shows expanded details of Arnhem, Nijmegen, Groesbeek, Leopoldsburg and other sites.
This is the only map available which shows all these details.
PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU BUY THE GUIDE BOOK THE MAP COMES FREE WITH THE BOOK AND YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE ANOTHER MAP FREE - SEE THE ORDER FORM
There are two types of Index each based upon a simple but clear map reference system. The map can be used on its own but all the information is cross referred by the map references to the recommended stops in Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to Operation Market Garden.
1. Location. Thus upon seeing a marker at reference 34 on Map 6 the index explains that it is the site of memorials to the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment landing zone and the memorial to Operation Veritable.
2. Thematic. If wishing to find the memorial to the Royal Engineers role in the evacuation of the British across the Rhine from Oosterbeek the Memorials Index provides the reference 2/29.
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