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Fort Eban Emael 1940 by Tim Saunders


Fort Eban Emael 1940 by Tim Saunders

The seizure of the Belgian fortress stronghold at Eban Emael by German Airbourne and Special Forces was the dramatic opening shot in the Nazis' devastating May 1940 offensive. Codenamed Operation GRANITE, it involved glider forces in a daring coup de main operation achieving total surprise and success. The simultaneous assaults on key bridges on the Albert Canal are also described in graphic detail.

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Tim Saunders has written numerous best-selling BGE books including EPSOM, The Island, Hell's Highway, Nijmegen.

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Publication date

9th February 2005


Tim Saunders

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Leo Cooper Ltd an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


160 pages


European history
Second World War
Battles & campaigns



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