There seems to be more non-WW2 discussion on these forums these days, so I thought I'd do my part in steering away from modern politics/modern wars/Trump/Hillary etc and go with a WW2 themed topic. I have been reading 'A Bridge too Far' by Cornelius Ryan. It happens to also be one of my favorite WW2 Movies which is part of the reason I decided to finally get around to reading the actual book. I am getting quite close to the end and have recently read a part on the Dutch Underground. I find it quite interesting that the Americans seemed to have no qualms about having the Dutch Underground help them during Operation Market Garden. I believe they even gave them some weapons to help out and used them as guides etc. Now, the British on the other hand seemed to, quite frankly, not give a rats ass about the Dutch Underground. The Dutch offered to help and were quite frustrated when told to stand down, despite it appearing that they could have been quite useful during Market Garden. I understand that the greatest turn-coat action took place in the Netherlands - every agent was captured and turned against the Allies for quite a long period - but that didn't get as far as the reistance fighters, who were apparently the best organized of all underground resistance groups during the War. Part 1: So why, even when on the ground, did the British continue to refuse their help? Why didn't they have something in place to help vet the reliability of the reports, especially when they had no communication due to faulty radios? If the Americans were perfectly happy using the Dutch Underground, why not the British? Part 2: This one borders along a 'what if' line...but 'what if' the British had relied on the Dutch Underground, considered their reports legitimate (thus alerting them to the situation on the ground with the Paratroopers much earlier, along with what German forces were in the area), and used their aid to combat the Germans?