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Arnhem 1944

Author: William F Buckingham
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Tempus, 2004.
Series: Revealing history.; Battles & campaigns.
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"On September 17, 1944, over 2,000 transport aircraft lifted off from airfields across England and set a course for Holland. They were the first wave of the largest airborne operation in history, code-named Operation Market Garden. Their task was to open a sixty-mile corridor for Allied ground forces from the Belgian border to Arnhem on the Lower Rhine. Nine days later, the remnants of the British 1st Airborne  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William F Buckingham
ISBN: 0752431870 9780752431871
OCLC Number: 56426631
Notes: Originally published as: Arnhem, 1944 : a reappraisal. Stroud, Gloucestershire : Tempus, 2002.
Description: 255 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: From parachute raiders to an arm of service --
The 1st Airborne Division, patronage and one-size-fits-all command philosophy --
Arrogant, hindered by parachute machismo and at the back of the queue for resources --
Plagiarized, bullied and hijacked --
Change at the top, hurry up and wait at the bottom --
From comet to market --
Fatally flawed by misconceptions, ignorance and dogma --
Neither old men on bicycles nor elite SS Panzers --
The first lift in the corridor --
The landings and immediate German reactions at Arnhem --
Courageous but too slow and too little --
The battle in the corridor --
So near but so far --
The second lift at Arnhem --
Ramming a brick wall --
The fight for the North end of the Arnhem Road Bridge --
1st Airborne at bay --
The Poles and the island --
The last act --
The aftermath and reflections.
Series Title: Revealing history.; Battles & campaigns.
Responsibility: William F. Buckingham.

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"On September 17, 1944, over 2,000 transport aircraft lifted off from airfields across England and set a course for Holland. They were the first wave of the largest airborne operation in history, code-named Operation Market Garden. Their task was to open a sixty-mile corridor for Allied ground forces from the Belgian border to Arnhem on the Lower Rhine. Nine days later, the remnants of the British 1st Airborne Division were evacuated from a precarious foothold seven miles west of Arnhem, having failed utterly. William Buckingham's ... account of this infamous military operation, from conception to costly failure"--Page 4 of cover.

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