Hell's Highway is the nickname for a section of the road between the Meuse-Scheldt canal (Belgium) to the town of Arnhem (the Netherlands) that was the scene of XXX Corps advance towards Arnhem during Operation Market Garden (WWII). Formally, Hell's Highway stops just short of Arnhem as that was the furthest point the Allied ground forces managed to get before the operation was called off. The highway was strategically important because it was the main route of advance for the Allied ground forces during the operation. The fighting along Hell's Highway was intense, with heavy casualties on both sides.
In preparation of Operation Market Garden, the route was also dubbed Highway 69, The Corridor, Thunder Road, and even a more leisurely sounding Club Route after the shamrock XXX Corps used to demarcate the route.
The ground operation -headed by XXX Corps of the British Second Army- had to travel along ‘Highway 69’ and quickly relieve the Paras that by then would have seized control of the bridges.