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The Race for the Rhine Bridges 1940, 1944, 1945.

Author: Alexander McKee
Publisher: London : Souvenir Press, 2012.
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The River Rhine and its delta in Holland, protecting Germany's vital industrial area of the Ruhr, helped dictate the course of events in three land campaigns of the Second World War. Some towns and bridges were so important that they were fought over two or even three times in the space of five years. There were three battles for Arnhem, not one, involving the armies of four different nations. In covering for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McKee, Alexander.
Race for the Rhine Bridges 1940, 1944, 1945.
London : Souvenir Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McKee
ISBN: 9780285640979 0285640976
OCLC Number: 826477372
Description: 1 online resource (692 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; Part I: FORTRESS HOLLAND 1940; CHAPTER ONE: RHINE AND RUHR; CHAPTER TWO: OPERATION YELLOW; CHAPTER THREE: "A-DAY" AT WAALHAVEN; CHAPTER FOUR: THE "TROJAN HORSE" STRIKES AT DAWN; CHAPTER FIVE: "COMPELLING MILITARY NECESSITY"; Part II: TARGET RUHR 1944; CHAPTER SIX: FULL CIRCLE: 1940-1944; CHAPTER SEVEN: DOLLE DINSDAG; CHAPTER EIGHT: THE ALBERT AND THE ESCAUT; CHAPTER NINE: "MARKET GARDEN"-SIX PLANS FOR SIX BATTLES; CHAPTER TEN: "RING ZON 244"; CHAPTER ELEVEN: NIJMEGEN-THE 1944 SOLUTION; CHAPTER TWELVE: "CHARING X" to "WATERLOO." CHAPTER THIRTEEN: A MATTER OF TIMINGCHAPTER FOURTEEN: TO THE LAST MAGAZINE; CHAPTER FIFTEEN: THE BATTLE OF NIJMEGEN; CHAPTER SIXTEEN: THE WAAL AND THE VALKHOF; CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: "ONE MAD RUSH"; CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: BATTLE IN THE BETUWE; CHAPTER NINETEEN: DASH TO DRIEL; CHAPTER TWENTY: "A GHASTLY OPERATION"; CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: "THE BRIDGES ARE BLOWN!"; Part III: The Rhine 1945; CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: WINTER; CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: RACE FOR THE RHINE BRIDGES; CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: "OLD MEN WITH OLD RIFLES AND HEARTS FULL OF HATE"; CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: THE FLOOD PLAIN OF THE RHINE. CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: "LOOK, THE AIRBORNE DIVISION!"CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: "HELL'S LAST ISSUE"; CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: "WORST-HIT AREA OF THE WAR"; CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: ARNHEM THE UNATTAINABLE; CHAPTER THIRTY: "A DAY OUT WITH A BRIGADE OF INFANTRY"; CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: ECHOES OF ARNHEM; List of Witnesses: SOURCES; INDEX; Plates; Other books by Alexander McKee; Copyright.

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The River Rhine and its delta in Holland, protecting Germany's vital industrial area of the Ruhr, helped dictate the course of events in three land campaigns of the Second World War. Some towns and bridges were so important that they were fought over two or even three times in the space of five years. There were three battles for Arnhem, not one, involving the armies of four different nations. In covering for the first time all three campaigns, the author is able to put the most famous of these battles in perspective, as a text-book example of how not to handle airborne forces. The final.

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