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Anne Frank & Market Garden

Discussion in 'What If - European Theater - Western Front & Atlan' started by L0s0, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. L0s0

    L0s0 New Member

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    Ok this is a majorly far reaching what if scenario. Let's just say Market Garden was a resounding success and the allies pushed all the way into Arnhem. Amsterdam ain't but a hop and a skip from there. Which happens to be the same city Ms. Frank was hiding out in during. Even if Frank had been ratted out hell she probably wouldn't of been rattled out if they knew the Allies were down the road. By that time could we have made it to Amsterdam? Please someone with more insight into Market Garden or the Germans hold on the Netherlands chime in on what could of potentially of happend.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Have at it, guys.
     
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    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Are you asking whether or not the Allies would have liberated Amsterdam swiftly as a military objective or that Frank and her family would have been saved in time before being sent to Bergen Belsen?
     
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    Actually a little of both because I'm not entirely sure what the Allies plans were for the liberation of Amsterdam. I also am trying to figure out if it would of even made a difference for Frank and her family getting sent to Bergen Belsen
     
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    Most of the talk in the Allied high command was about crossing the Rhine and thrusting eastwards towards the Ruhr and into Germany. Clearing Holland meant moving in the opposite direction from their main objective; they weren't even fully focused on clearing the approaches to Antwerp. If they thought much about Holland, it was probably that the best help they could provide was to win the war - by Christmas!!!

    The Allies advancing north and then east from Arnhem might have made it harder for the Nazis to transport people like the Franks to Germany, but that would be an incidental benefit
     
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    If it had been a "resounding success" what were the allies in position to do? I would think they'd need to broaden the log corridor that Market Garden would have created fairly quickly. No idea what the post op plans were though.
     

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