Operation Market-Garden 1944 (2)

The British Airborne Missions

Operation Market-Garden 1944 (2) cover

Operation Market-Garden 1944 (2)

The British Airborne Missions

Description

With Germany being pushed back across Europe the Allied forces looked to press their advantage with Operation Market-Garden, a massive airborne assault that, if successful, could have shortened the war in the west considerably. The ground advance consisted of an armoured thrust by the British XXX Corps, while the US 82nd and 101st US Airborne Divisions secured the bridges at Eindhoven and Nijmegen and the British 1st Airborne Division and Polish 1st Airborne Brigade were tasked with seizing the final bridge at Arnhem to secure the route. What they did not realise was that the 9. SS and 10. SS-Panzer Divisions were nearby, ready to reinforce the local garrison and fend off the Allied assault.

Focusing on the role played by these British and Polish troops, Ken Ford examines Operation Market-Garden in its entirety, from the early planning through to the early setbacks and eventual catastrophic conclusion.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

Product details

Published Nov 17 2016
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472814326
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 65 b/w; 17 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 301
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Ken Ford

Illustrator

Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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