Jump to content


75th Anniversary – Operation Market Garden

History locust Tetrarch Usa british canada Multinational

  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

TheBigShaker #1 Posted 14 September 2019 - 05:19 PM

    Private

  • Player
  • 48218 battles
  • 35
  • Member since:
    05-05-2015

75th Anniversary – Operation Market Garden

September 17th marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. It was the largest airborne operation in history up to that time. This operation was even the subject of the 1977-star studded movie ‘A Bridge Too Far’ directed by Richard Attenborough. 

Would have been nice if Wargaming had done a special for this. Maybe give you an idea for future events.

The multinational tanks will be introduced soon , if we could see a tetrarch tank and Locust tank in British Airborne markings would be nice. I believe that the Locust Tank and tetrarch  was air dropped  by the British in ww2  they brought artillery fire on the troops and so were withdrawn.

anyways good day to you all.


Edited by TheBigShaker, 14 September 2019 - 05:49 PM.


Dava_117 #2 Posted 14 September 2019 - 05:43 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 22489 battles
  • 4,946
  • [T-D-U] T-D-U
  • Member since:
    12-17-2014

Well, the Market Garden operation was also a colossal failure, especially on tank side, for the Ally. German annihilated a whole british tank corp (Crommwell and Firefly IIRC) holding the Hell Highway. 

At most can be one of those codes event where you have mission for UK/US tank and German tank...


Edited by Dava_117, 14 September 2019 - 06:02 PM.


Balc0ra #3 Posted 14 September 2019 - 05:51 PM

    Field Marshal

  • Player
  • 72848 battles
  • 20,704
  • [WALL] WALL
  • Member since:
    07-10-2012

View PostDava_117, on 14 September 2019 - 05:43 PM, said:

At most can be one of those codes event where you have mission for UK/US tank and German tank...

 

And that's the only thing WG have done with it iirc. As that's how I got my M22 a few years ago.



azakow #4 Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:33 PM

    Major General

  • Player
  • 82795 battles
  • 5,001
  • Member since:
    05-23-2011

View PostTheBigShaker, on 14 September 2019 - 05:19 PM, said:

75th Anniversary – Operation Market Garden

September 17th marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. It was the largest airborne operation in history up to that time. This operation was even the subject of the 1977-star studded movie ‘A Bridge Too Far’ directed by Richard Attenborough. 

Would have been nice if Wargaming had done a special for this. Maybe give you an idea for future events.

The multinational tanks will be introduced soon , if we could see a tetrarch tank and Locust tank in British Airborne markings would be nice. I believe that the Locust Tank and tetrarch  was air dropped  by the British in ww2  they brought artillery fire on the troops and so were withdrawn.

anyways good day to you all.

... I would bring my SPG - IMO an airborn operation as well.

 

The next event of shuch kind should be firing V2's (Vergeltungswaffe 2) at the bridge of Remagen - one of the most usless ideas in war history.

 



LincolnTank #5 Posted 14 September 2019 - 08:48 PM

    Staff Sergeant

  • Player
  • 10264 battles
  • 385
  • [T-D-U] T-D-U
  • Member since:
    11-17-2015

View PostDava_117, on 14 September 2019 - 05:43 PM, said:

Well, the Market Garden operation was also a colossal failure, especially on tank side, for the Ally. German annihilated a whole british tank corp (Crommwell and Firefly IIRC) holding the Hell Highway. 

At most can be one of those codes event where you have mission for UK/US tank and German tank...

 

Please show me in the history texts where XXX Corps were utterly destroyed during Market Garden



Hyster #6 Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:04 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 27461 battles
  • 598
  • [T-S_K] T-S_K
  • Member since:
    02-14-2012

View PostDava_117, on 14 September 2019 - 05:43 PM, said:

Well, the Market Garden operation was also a colossal failure, especially on tank side, for the Ally. German annihilated a whole british tank corp (Crommwell and Firefly IIRC) holding the Hell Highway. 

At most can be one of those codes event where you have mission for UK/US tank and German tank...

If you knew what you was talking about you would know it was a "tactical" failure meaning it did not achieve the final objective which was the Arnhem bridge.

what id DID achieve was the liberation of large areas of southern Netherlands and captured several strategic bridges.

As in most battles the outcome is a gamble, if it had of succeed it would have shortened the war.



Stevies_Team #7 Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:15 PM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 12452 battles
  • 1,226
  • Member since:
    07-14-2016
I think it was Montys last big throw of the dice in WW2

XxKuzkina_MatxX #8 Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:31 PM

    Major General

  • Player
  • 53231 battles
  • 5,322
  • Member since:
    04-02-2016
Guys, the proposal is for a WOT event to commemorate a WWII battle not a reenactment of it on the forums. :)

Edited by XxKuzkina_MatxX, 14 September 2019 - 09:38 PM.


Stevies_Team #9 Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:32 PM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 12452 battles
  • 1,226
  • Member since:
    07-14-2016

A friends relative was a commando in WW2

 

While stumbling home from the pub one night in the 1950s two young men tried to relieve him of his wallet

He sorted them out, stumbled on home and fell into bed

 

Woke up the next morning feeling guilty and phoned the local polis station to confess

 

"Oh yes We found them this morning and thought they'd been hit by a truck.

Neither has made a complaint so if you hang up and I hang up no-one will ever know"

So he hung up



XxKuzkina_MatxX #10 Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:46 PM

    Major General

  • Player
  • 53231 battles
  • 5,322
  • Member since:
    04-02-2016
Was your friend's relative named Geoffrey Spicer-Simson by any chance? :D

Dava_117 #11 Posted 14 September 2019 - 10:26 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 22489 battles
  • 4,946
  • [T-D-U] T-D-U
  • Member since:
    12-17-2014

View PostHyster, on 14 September 2019 - 09:04 PM, said:

If you knew what you was talking about you would know it was a "tactical" failure meaning it did not achieve the final objective which was the Arnhem bridge.

what id DID achieve was the liberation of large areas of southern Netherlands and captured several strategic bridges.

As in most battles the outcome is a gamble, if it had of succeed it would have shortened the war.

 

Indeed it was a gamble. As they knew how hard was to get at the end of the Hell Highway. A road in the middle of fields. The perfect ambush position. Paratroopers and tankers paid an high price for that gamble. 



evilchaosmonkey #12 Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:02 PM

    Captain

  • Player
  • 17876 battles
  • 2,001
  • [EIGHT] EIGHT
  • Member since:
    05-04-2013

I'll just leave this here as one half of us is feeling patriotic.

A truly great film.

 



Nishi_Kinuyo #13 Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:21 PM

    Lieutenant General

  • Player
  • 9067 battles
  • 6,260
  • [GUP] GUP
  • Member since:
    05-28-2011
I don't remember there having been airborne tanks involved in market garden...

TheBigShaker #14 Posted 15 September 2019 - 01:21 AM

    Private

  • Player
  • 48218 battles
  • 35
  • Member since:
    05-05-2015

View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 14 September 2019 - 11:21 PM, said:

I don't remember there having been airborne tanks involved in market garden...

There wasnt



Nishi_Kinuyo #15 Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:54 AM

    Lieutenant General

  • Player
  • 9067 battles
  • 6,260
  • [GUP] GUP
  • Member since:
    05-28-2011

View PostTheBigShaker, on 15 September 2019 - 01:21 AM, said:

There wasnt

Then why did the OP formulate his post in such a way to imply there were?



TheBigShaker #16 Posted 15 September 2019 - 03:01 PM

    Private

  • Player
  • 48218 battles
  • 35
  • Member since:
    05-05-2015

View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 15 September 2019 - 09:54 AM, said:

Then why did the OP formulate his post in such a way to imply there were?


I’m sorry I should have made it clearer in my post I was trying to get across two points.

Point 1  A special event for  Market garden.

Point 2  With the multinational tanks becoming available soon I think it would be good if the Locust  and tetrarch tank are available for the British.

These tanks were airdropped by the British 6th airborne in Normandy and in Operation Varsity locusts tanks were used







Also tagged with History, locust, Tetrarch, Usa, british, canada, Multinational

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users