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Arnheim, 1944

Operation Market Garden (Osprey Military Campaign S.)

By Stephen Badsey

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Format: Paperback, 96 pages
Other Information: 10 colour plates, 70 b&w photographs, 3 colour maps
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 May 1993
Osprey's examination of 'Market Garden, ' one of the most audacious, and ultimately controversial, operations of World War II (1939-1945). It was a joint penetration, by an armoured column and a large-scale airborne drop, to punch a decisive hole in the German defences. If it had succeeeded, the war could have ended in 1944. Yet the two-pronged attack failed in its objectives. This book details how, instead of being relieved after 48 hours as expected, British paratroopers were cut off for nine days. Facing two unexpected SS Panzer divisions the Allies were eventually evacuated across the Rhine after putting up an incredible fight: of the 10,000 men involved less than 2,000 survived.

About the Author

Stephen Badsey is a lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst who is highly respected in his field. He has written about subjects as diverse as Hitler, war correspondents in the Crimea and modern fighter aircraft. His expert knowledge and passion for his subject are clearly demonstrated in this fascinating look at the failed attack at Arnhem.

EAN: 9781855323025
ISBN: 1855323028
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Dimensions: 23.47 x 18.29 x 0.81 centimetres (0.29 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Arnhem 1944 ,Operation "Market Garden"is an interesting book.Although it is only 96 pages long it seems to cover a lot.It looks at both the British and German perspective and as such gives a well rounded account of the battle that took place at Arnhem.It contains some helpful maps as well as some black and white photos.The highlight for me is the colour painted pictures which if you look closely are the exact poses of some 1/35 British Para figures available from Verlinden.Yes i would recommend this book.

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