The second attempt at adding this post. The content vanished on publication last time.
The continuing story of Market Garden re-created as a play by e-mail campaign.
17th September 1944, 15:15
1st Airborne Recce Squadron attacks the bridge from the south.
Defenders. 1 company of infantry, including 1 platoon in a bunker on the south side of the bridge
British take first turn. As there is only one unit on each side,
command cards are not used.
Victory is determined by either the British capturing the bridge
or the Germans eliminating the British.
The jeeps raced up the road and opened fire on the defenders, scoring 2 hits.
The Germans returned their fire.
One jeep was hit and the other two fell back 200 yards.
The jeeps moved around to the left flank and tried again. A third German platoon was wiped out.
The last platoon, in the bunker, fired back causing no casualties.
It now came down to a straight firefight which the British won.
By 15:35 the bridge was in British hands, but for how long…?