Operation Market Garden Failure

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In the article "Assessing the Reasons for Failure: 1st British Airborne Division Signal Communications during Operation Market Garden", John W. Greenacre claimed that the 1st British Airborne Division’s communications were not as potent as needed. The issues earlier in the mission would have been prevented if the communication was up to par.(Greenacre) The communication system was called The Divisional Signals Regiment and there was a lot of questioning of how the communication failed after it had been fine for over a year. Greenarce believed that airborne signals would always be in issue when it comes to airborne warfare. "The prospect of signals equipment being damaged or destroyed on landing and the probability of having to reconfigure the radio network if a unit fails to arrive on the drop zone required high standards of training and preparation were the only way in which to compensate for these complications.…show more content…
The historian referred to this action as "command climate". "There are many reasons for the failure of Operation Market Garden, but I believe the most important is hubris of the Allied leadership in refusing to allow questioning of the plan. The mindset of not “rocking the boat” led to the group think within the staffs of “make it happen”, regardless of the facts staring them straight in the face or their better judgment." (Fritzpatrick) If any objections were voiced, they would be silenced. Anyone who questioned the plan of Market Garden had potential to be expelled, or their position would become less important. Fritzpatrick states that the operation was too risky, a waste of men, and of materiel. I agree with this historian because regardless of the dangers that the Allied paratroopers faced, the strategy did not change. There was an underestimation of the Germans, and a rush to end the

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