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.
|Publication date:||9th February 2005|
|Publisher:||Leo Cooper Ltd an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd|
|Categories:||European history, Second World War, Battles & campaigns,|
Tim Saunders has written numerous best-selling BGE books including EPSOM, The Island, Hell's Highway, Nijmegen.More About Tim Saunders