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Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

by Antony Beevor

Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 Synopsis

On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aero engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the vast air armada of Dakotas and gliders,carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He gazed up in envy at the greatest demonstration of paratroop power ever seen. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But the cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch who risked everything to help. German reprisals were cruel and lasted until the end of the war.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781387825073
Publication date: 20th May 2018
Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: Lulu.com Lulu.com
Format: eBook
Categories: History,

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