Arnhem 1944

Arnhem 1944

Operation 'Market Garden'

Campaign 24
  • Author: Stephen Badsey
  • Short code: CAM 24
  • Publication Date: 27 May 1993
  • ISBN: 9781855323025
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

Market Garden' was one of the most audacious, and ultimately controversial, operations of the Second World War 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. Campaigns 5, 24, 74 and 75 are also available in a single volume special edition as 'Into the Reich'.

Biographical Note

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.

Contents

The Origins of the Battle
The Opposing Commanders
The Opposing Armies
The Opposing Plans
The Air Armada, 16 to 17 September
The Allied Attack, 17 September
The Allied Failure, 18 September
The German Counter-Attack, 19 September
The Stalemate, 20 September
The New Allied Plan, 21 to 22 September
The End at Arnhem, 23 to 26 September
The Aftermath of the Battle
Chronology
A Guide to Further Reading
The Battlefield Today
Wargaming 'Market Garden'

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