Having recently completed my MA on British and German airborne troops, I have unsurprisingly conducted a substantial amount on the battle for Arnhem. One thing I have been considering is the likelyhood of the operation succeeding. Not Monty's "90% successful', but the successful capture and relief of Arnhem. I would be interested to see what other views people hold on this, what changes would need to be made (ones that do not benefit from hindsight!) and what would have been the likely outcome of a successful operation? For me the fundamental changes would have to be made at the planning level to achieve the greatest chance of success and these are all options available to the planners at the time. Failing that the operation may indeed have had better chances of success had things been done differently on the ground once the 1st Airborne had landed. I will post my ideas later... want to see what other people think first before influencing peoples ideas.