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Waal

(väl), main arm of the RhineRhine
, Du. Rijn, Fr. Rhin, Ger. Rhein, Lat. Rhenus, principal river of Europe, c.820 mi (1,320 km) long. It rises in the Swiss Alps and flows generally north, passing through or bordering on Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, and
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 River, 52 mi (84 km) long, branching off the Rhine near the German border and flowing W through central Netherlands, past Nijmegen to join the Maas (MeuseMeuse
, Du. Maas, river, c.560 mi (900 km) long, rising in the Langres Plateau, NE France and flowing N past Sedan (the head of navigation) and Charleville-Mézières into S Belgium. It is joined by the Sambre River at Namur.
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) near Gorinchem. The joined rivers form the upper Merwede.

Waal

a river in the central Netherlands: the S branch of the Lower Rhine. Length: 84 km (52 miles)
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Experience the Allied initial attack on the Nijmegen Bridge which was part of the Allied objectives to capture bridges that cross the Waal River needed for their advance into Germany to end the war.
Two days later, at 1100 hours on May 3, Foulkes and Reichelt met again at the farm, and agreed that the corridor south of the Arnhem-Utrecht railway, including the Waal River, should also remain neutral.
The crossing of the Waal River in Nijmegen during Operation Market Garden is treated with strategically precise and gory anatomical detail.
Remember our Veterans by attending the RAILS TO VICTORY WW2 Living History Reenactment presented by the Fox River Trolley Museum's and ride the infamous "Dolle Dinsdag Express into Holland on September 19 and 20th, 1944 and experience the suspense and drama of the heroism of the Allies and Dutch Citizens as the Allies try to capture Bridges over the Waal River during Operation Market Garden.