Operation Market Garden was a plan by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery,
Commander Allied Ground Forces, to bring WW2 to an end in
1944 by taking the bridges at Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem.
Montgomery convinced Supreme Allied Commander
Dwight Eisenhower that having achieved this the Germans would capitulate.
But it was during a planning meeting prior to the operation that one of
Montomery's commanders expressed his now famous opinion that
"I believe it is a bridge too far"