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Hell's Highway is the 15th chapter of Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway. It have the same name as the game title.

Introduction Edit

There is only one objective, keep the road open.

Objectives Edit

Re-Open Hell's Highway Edit

  • Destroy the 88
  • Clear the Canal
  • Destroy the 88
  • Destroy the Panzer IV
  • Reach the Train Station
  • Clear the Train Station
  • Defend the Trainyard

Checkpoints Edit

  • Taking the Farm
  • Water under the Bridge
  • 88mm Gun Assault
  • On the Prowl
  • Train Station
  • Against All Odds

TranscriptEdit

CutsceneEdit

A windmill is shown, then some Jeeps drive past it and the windmill catches fire. Baker and his squad are in the jeeps. Zanovich is driving a jeep, with Baker riding shotgun and McCreary riding in the back with another man.

Zanovich: Anyone heard any news on Red? We know if he's gonna be okay or not?

McCreary: I pulled Doc Gideon aside when I saw him. He just said Red was alive. Couldn't get much more out of him than that.

Zanovich: We'll try to see him when we get near Uden again. It will be a n---Mortars! Incoming! Watch the road!

(mortar rounds explode everywhere)

McCreary: Turn! Turn!

Zanovich: Shit! (crashes into another jeep)

Corrion: Is everyone all right?

Courtland: We're good. Check the other jeeps.

(Corrion goes to check, but is shot)

Courtland: Corrion's down! Take cover!

After fighting through the fields, Baker enters a house alone, and happens upon a dead soldier, whom to his horror resembles Leggett. After an intense flashback, he looks to see that the soldier is actually a dead British infantryman who actually does not look like Leggett at all, and continues through the station. 

Outside, he and his squad are surrounded by German tanks, but are able to hold them back with recovered German Panzerchereks, as the fields around them continue to be consumed by fire. Finally, after a long, hellish battle, reinforcements arrive and relieve the squad.

There is shown a battle between a German tank and an American tank, finally the German tank is destroyed. Baker then looks on a jeep and sees Corrion, still wounded, lying on the hood.

Baker: Shit, Sam!

NEAR UDEN
20 MINUTES LATER

Baker pulls up the jeep next to a hospital tent.

Baker: Medic! I need a medic here, now!

(Doc Gideon comes out of the tent)

Gideon: How long has he been out?

Baker: Uh, ten minutes, I think.

Gideon: Let's get him inside!

Characters Edit

Weapons Edit

American Weapons Edit

German Weapons and Vehicles Edit

Teams Edit

Assault Team: Edit

  • Pfc. Connor
  • Pfc. Courtland
  • Pfc. Dawson

Base of Fire Team: Edit

  • Cpl. Zanovich
  • T/5. Holden
  • Pfc. McCreary

Later: Edit

MG Team: Edit

  • Pfc. Jasper
  • Pfc. Connor

Recon Report Edit

September 23rd, 1944 Edit

September 23rd, 1944 (1)

The support columns of XXX Corps' tanks have fallen behind due to the constant attacks on the corridor.

On the seventh day of the invasion, things were looking grim. Although the forward tanks of XXX Corps were over the Nijmegen Bridge, and mere miles fromt he bridge into Arnhem, General Horrocks refused to have them pressed forward. Without the assistance of his infantry support troops still caught on the causeway further south, he believed his tanks would be too vulnerable to risk attacking the city. While it was an unpopular decision, it was probably the right one. As with many aspects of the operation, XXX Corps had one shot at taking Arnhem. Attacking the city unprepared may have cost him his tank columns, and prematurely cost the Allies the operation.

September 23rd, 1944 (2)

The destroyed supply and troop transport trucks of XXX Corps' support columns litter the sides of "Hell's Highway".

This caused the soldiers in the 1st Airborne to finally call it a day. After fighting an enemy they weren't equipped to fight for four days longer than they ever expected to fight it, the beaten surviving British soldiers decided they needed to pull out of Arnhem. The armor support they were promised wasn't coming, and by this point, there'd be nothing left the 1st by the time it got to them. After making the proper negotiations with the German CO to handle their wounded, the remaining elements of the 1st started planning a retreat. the remainder of Operation Market Garden had now become a rescue mission.

Hell's Highway Edit

Hell's Highway (1)

The broken carcasses of destroyed trucks are pushed to the sides of the road, keeping it clear for working traffic.

The main task of the 101st after securing the bridges during the early part of the invasion was to hold the single causeway from Eindhoven north to the 82nd's Area-of-Operations. This lonely stretch of road was narrow, flat, and often surrounded by nothing but flat farmland. With Germans attacking from all directions, and nary a truley-defensible position along it, the road became a deathtrap. The British soldiers called it "Club Route", but to the men of the 101st, it will always be known as "Hell's Highway".

Hell's Highway (2)

Attack after attack has left the highway a veritable graveyard for both man and machine

As the only road serviceable enough to support the massive transport of material necessary to keep XXX Corps moving, Hell's Highway kept the vehicles of XXX Corps, and thus theirs 101st escorts, within danger's reach. The Germans knew exactly where Allied trucks and soldiers were going to be, and had every inch of the road zeroed-in for accurate, no-warning mortar and artillery bombardment. Such a bombardment could annihilate a section of XXX Corps' convoy, choking off the road with wreckage, and providing an excellent opportunity for German infantry to set up a well-defended roadblock to shut off the road completely.

Road to Arnhem Edit

Road to Arnhem (1)

The narrow corridor proved as though an obstacle logistically as well as tactically, as traffic jams cluttered the road.

To reach the men in the British 1st Airborne Division in the time they were expected to be able to hold Arnhem, the tank of XXX Corps would have to have been over the Nijmegen Bridge by 48 hours past the beginning of the invasion. That would have been half-way through D+2. But, as of September 25, D+6, XXX Corps still couldn't move into Arnhem. Though the 82nd was able to take the last major bridge in Nijmegen on D+3, and the majority of XXX Corps' tanks crossed the bridge on D+4, General Horrocks decided to stall his tanks just north of the bridge. His justification for the stall was to wait for the infantry support elements to make it up the corridor. Without proper infantry support, he figured, his tanks would be too exposed to cross the final bridge.

Road to Arnhem (2)

Sometimes stuck in one spot for hours on end, the men of XXX Corps found different ways to pass the time.

However sensible his reasoning, Horrocks' decision confused and infuriated the men of the 82nd Airborne. The fact that he could order a hold when his compatriots were fighting and dying a losing battle just a few miles north was unthinkable. Some thought he was simply being too cautious, while others viewed them as being lazy and cowardly. As Col. Reuben Tucker of the 504th put it, "All they seem to be doing is brewing tea".

Trivia Edit

Brothers in Arms Chapters
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Brothers in Arms · Rendezvous with Destiny · Silence the Guns · Ambush at Exit 4 · Objective XYZ · Foucarville Blockade · Rommel's Asparagus · Action at Vierville · Dead Man's Corner · The Crack of Dawn · The Fall of St. Come · Buying the Farm · Alternate Route · Purple Heart Lane · Cole's Charge · Ripe Pickings · Push Into Carentan · Tom and Jerry · No Better Spot to Die · Victory in Carentan
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Bookends (Part 1) · Roses All The Way · Action at St. Martin · Three Patrol Action · Hell's Corners · Château Colombières · Bookends (Part 2) · Bloody Gulch · Eviction Notice · Close Quarters · Baupte · Hedgerow Hell · Bookends (Part 3) · Run of the Mill · The All Americans - Part 1 · The All Americans - Part 2 · Bookends (Part 4)
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway The Story So Far · Lost · Prologue (Hell's Highway) · Operation Market · Five-Oh-Sink · Kevin · The First Bad News · Written in Stone · Operation Garden · Reunions · Baptism of Fire · The Rabbit Hole · We Happy Fewer · Black Friday · The Right Man · Hell's Highway · Those We Lost · Tooth and Nail · Farewell Is Goodbye
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