"Joe's Bridge" Lommel Things to Do Tip by vichatherly
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Just outside Lommel is the bridge where the start of the "Market" part of Operation Market Garden began on 17 September 1944.
The bridge is named after Lieutenant-Colonel J.O.E (Joe) Vandeleur, who commanded the Irish Guards infantry, who together with the Irish Guards armour, commanded by his cousin, Lieutenant-Colonel G.A.D (Giles) Vandeleur took the bridge on 10 September 1944.
There is a plaque by the bridge.
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