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Operation Market-garden Then and Now

v. 2

Edited by Karel Margry
Format: Hardback
Publisher: After the Battle, London, United Kingdom
Published: 17th Sep 2002
Dimensions: w 226mm h 316mm d 68mm
Weight: 4135g
ISBN-10: 1870067452
ISBN-13: 9781870067454
Barcode No: 9781870067454
Synopsis
Volume 2 of this two-volume history of Operation "Market-Garden" continues the story as XXX Corps links up with the 82nd Airborne at Nijmegen which leads to the dramatic and spectacular capture of the vital bridges there over the Waal river. But at Arnhem the tide of battle has already turned. The main force of lst Airborne is thrown back to the Oosterbeek perimeter, leaving John Frost's isolated force at the road bridge to fight it out till the end. As the Polish Brigade is dropped south of the Rhine, and the ground army desperately tries to relieve the beleaguered British paras, down in the south the Germans launch repeated attacks on the narrow corridor in an attempt to cut the Allied supply artery. As savage battles rage for possession of "Hell's Highway", the airborne battle is lost and on September 26 the survivors of lst Airborne are evacuated back across the Rhine.

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