Its quite simple to do really, just remove most of the British Officers whose astonishing incompetence ruined a good plan. The errors made were numerous: 1. 1st British Airborne, the weakest unit was given the furthest bridge. That mission should have gone to the 6th British Airborne whose Hamlicar Gliders could carry Tetrarch Light Tanks that would have blown the initial German Scout Car response away. 2. Inappropriate Radios. The British radiomen knew their radios weren't going to cut it, yet did not want to rock the boat. The radiomen also were mostly incompetent or poorly trained as radio operators. 3. Air reconnaissance showed the presence of German Armor yet no preparation was taken, such as giving every British 10 man Section a PIAT or Bazooka which would help out in more ways than one. Nor was air support properly used, which brings us to 4. No Lysander or Piper Club Liaison Aircraft were attached to the Airborne troops. Such craft could have served as radio relay, scouts, marked targets for CAS, with ESTOL capability, they could have landed to drop off ammo, medicine, food, and pick up wounded or commanders so they could fly to HQ and ensure that Montgomery rerouted air resupply drops. 5. Urquhart while showing bravery was incompetent. Instead of delegating someone to find his XO, he went himself and found his XO and took him with him to find other units. It resulted in his XO being taken captive and Urquhart having to hide in order to avoid capture. For 40 hours his units had no guidance. With the radios as they were he should have stayed at his HQ and used runner on bikes, which 6. 1st Airborne didn't bring enough ATBs for everyone so they could rapidly bike 10 to 20 kilometers per hour instead of a 4kph march to their objectives. Considering they didn't drop enough vehicles to lift them, they should have had at least brought bikes for everyone. 7. What Moron Put The Entire Plan In A Glider For The Drop!!! 8. Why wasn't General Hobart's 79nth Armor Division in the forfront of the plan. The Allies knew they would have to cross several rivers and Hobart's Funnies and other Engineering Marvels, not to mention LVTs and Higgins Boats on truck trailers would have been needed if the Airborne Divisions failed to hold the bridges or they were blown up. If all else failed, Hobart's equiptment would have salvaged everything. 9. Poor crowd and traffic control. More MPs should have been brought along to get traffic unstuck. The Tanks and other Tracked Vehicles should have stayed off the road and drove paralel to it as much as possible, which would have provided protection to the trucks hauling their equipment. Free Dutch Forces should have been involved as well with loud speaker equipted vehicles to tell the Dutch to stay off the road and if it came down to it, Allied Forces should have fired their machine guns over the Dutch's heads to get them to disperse off the road. 10. Misuse of Airpower. Liaison Aircraft should have been swarming the area with A-26s loaded with Napalm or Incendiaries on call to burn any Forests near the road. Further they should have had complete control of all CAS planes. 11. No commandos were used to assist before hand. Commandos should have been dropped two days before hand and siezed the Bridge spans on D-Hour when everyone dropped. They would have also informed the pilots and planners before hand by radio the status of the Bridges defenses and where Flak was so Liaison Aircraft could mark them for CAS. It would have had allow units to land closer to the bridges. 12. Paratroopers brought Rifles to a built up city/forest fight. Every paratrooper 10 man squad/section should have had a light machine gun, an antitank weapon, a designated marksman with a scope for his rifle, and seven submachine guns, plus bags of grenades. This would have given them firepower parity with the SS and overmatch against regular Heer units. Doing it Right: Well I already implied what should have been done when I laid out the mistakes and how they could have been fixed. So is the success enough to get to Berlin or are we still looking at more trouble?