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Operation Market-Garden 1944 (2) : The British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem / Ken Ford ; illustrated by Graham Turner.

By: Ford, Ken [author.].
Contributor(s): Turner, Graham [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Campaign ; 301.Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Osprey Publishing, 2016Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472814302; 1472814304.Other title: British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem.Subject(s): Arnhem, Battle of, Arnhem, Netherlands, 1944 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- History | Military historyDDC classification: 940.54/219218
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Cover title: Operation Market-garden 1944 (2): The British Airborne Missions

Includes bibliographical references (page 94) and index.


Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Origins of the Battle (p. 5)
  • Chronology (p. 9)
  • Opposing Commanders (p. 11)
  • British commanders
  • German commanders
  • Opposing Forces (p. 16)
  • British and Polish forces
  • British and Polish order of battle
  • German forces
  • German order of battle
  • Opposing Plans (p. 24)
  • Allied Plans
  • German Plans
  • The Campaign (p. 30)
  • The first wave
  • The dash for the bridges
  • The second day, Monday 18 September
  • The third day, Tuesday 19 September
  • The fourth day, Wednesday 20 September
  • The perimeter
  • The end of the 1st Airborne Division
  • The Aftermath (p. 89)
  • The Battlefield Today (p. 92)
  • Select Bibliography (p. 94)
  • Index (p. 95)