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'''Encyc''' is a free [[wiki]] [[encyclopedia]] similar to Britannica, World Book, and the other great wiki, Wikipedia. Welcome, and we hope you enjoy our encyclopedia.
'''[[Encyc:About|Encyc]]''' is an encyclopedia, full of information on a variety of topics. It is free for everyone to use and to help write. If you know something, then you can share it here. Encyc is a kinder, gentler wiki encyclopedia, with a close-knit group of writers and a family-friendly atmosphere. You can get to know more about Encyc by viewing a few [[Special:Random|random pages]]. A list of every page can be found [[Special:AllPages|here]]. We currently have [[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] articles in our encyclopedia, and are celebrating our fifth year.


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[[File:Operation MARKET-GARDEN - 82.Airborne near Grave.jpg|thumb|right|82nd Airborne drops near Grave, Netherlands]]
[[Operation Market Garden]] was a battle during World War II. The Allies attempted a war-winning offensive through the Netherlands, across the Rhine River, and into the open country in northern Germany. The operation failed when the Allied armor was delayed and the paratroopers were unable to hold the last bridge.  


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It has sometimes been called "a bridge too far", which is a bit misleading because the main point of the offensive was to establish a foothold on the German side of the Rhine.  Without that last bridge, all the other bridges become much less usefulIn the end, Market Garden liberated some Dutch cities and reduced German V-2 missile attacks, but it also diverted resources from other parts of the front.


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Latest revision as of 13:54, 20 January 2022

Encyc is a free wiki encyclopedia similar to Britannica, World Book, and the other great wiki, Wikipedia. Welcome, and we hope you enjoy our encyclopedia.

From today's featured article

82nd Airborne drops near Grave, Netherlands

Operation Market Garden was a battle during World War II. The Allies attempted a war-winning offensive through the Netherlands, across the Rhine River, and into the open country in northern Germany. The operation failed when the Allied armor was delayed and the paratroopers were unable to hold the last bridge.

It has sometimes been called "a bridge too far", which is a bit misleading because the main point of the offensive was to establish a foothold on the German side of the Rhine. Without that last bridge, all the other bridges become much less useful. In the end, Market Garden liberated some Dutch cities and reduced German V-2 missile attacks, but it also diverted resources from other parts of the front.

Did you know ...

  • ... that Sanger's Law states that online communities' cultures generally are established quickly and then become very resistant to change, because they are self-selecting?
  • ... that space solar power is the idea that electricity can be generated by satellites orbiting the Earth using large arrays of solar cells, then beamed to earth using lasers or microwaves?
  • ... that a capybara is a large rodent that lives in South America. They can be up to 150 lbs?

About Encyc

Main article: Encyc:About

Encyc was established in 2008. :) We would like to thank all of our users for their contributions and support. We couldn't have done it without you. (block of cheese). We have two mascots. The Encyc sloth is named Pancake. The Encyc dolphin is named Butterfly.

Everyone is welcome to read and participate here. Please be aware that like most other wikis we make no guarantee of validity. Read our disclaimer before using this website.