Operation Trolleycar

This was an Allied deception plan, subsequently named 'Trolleycar II', which could have been turned into a reality has the situation warranted it, for an amphibious landing on the coast of German-occupied Europe (November/December 1944).

Created and implemented by Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery’s 21st Army Group, the plan was designed to induce the Germans to hold back a sizeable proportion of their reserves, largely in the Netherlands, to counter a notional plan for General H. D. G. Crerar’s Canadian 1st Army, bolstered by the fictitious British II Corps, to launch an offensive to the west of Arnhem in conjunction with seaborne and airborne landings by the fictitious British 4th Army straight from the UK.