Operation Market-Garden 1944 (3)

The British XXX Corps Missions

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Operation Market-Garden 1944 (3)

The British XXX Corps Missions

Description

Field Marshal Montgomery's plan to get Second British Army behind the fortifications of the German Siegfried Line in 1944 led to the hugely ambitions Operation Market-Garden. Part of this plan called for a rapid advance from Belgium through Holland up to and across the lower Rhine by the British XXX Corps along a single road already dominated by airborne troops.

Their objective along this road was the bridge at Arnhem, the target of British and Polish airborne troops. Once XXX Corps had reached this bridge it would then make for the German industrial area of the Ruhr. The operation was bold in outlook but risky in concept.

Using specially commissioned artwork and detailed analysis, Ken Ford completes this trilogy on Operation Market-Garden by examining this attack which, if successful, could have shortened the war in the west considerably. Yet it turned out to be a bridge too far.

Product details

Published Jan 25 2018
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472820143
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 317
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ken Ford

Illustrator

Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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