It's our pleasure to announce a special event station in the Gennep region commemorating 70 years of freedom: PA7ØOV. This special event station is made possible by several amateur radio operators from the region.
Operation Veritable, the successor of Operation Market Garden, was the northern part of an Allied pincer movement. The operation took place between the 8th of february and the 11th of march 1945, with the objective to clear German forces from the area between the Rhine and Maas rivers, east of the German/Dutch frontier, in the Rhineland.
It was part of General Dwight Eisenhower's "broad front" strategy to occupy the entire west bank of the Rhine before its crossing.
Operation Veritable is not known very well to most people. It was the battle which formed the prelude to the leap across the Rhine after which the eventual defeat of Germany soon followed. Both operations took place in the Land of Maas and Niers.