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The Battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of World War II

Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On September 17, 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar of airplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of C-47 Skytrains and gliders, carrying the legendary American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and the British 1st Airborne Division. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beevor, Antony, 1946-
Battle of Arnhem.
New York : Viking, [2018]
(DLC) 2018032733
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Beevor
ISBN: 9780525429821 0525429824 9780698409408 069840940X 9780143128830 0143128833
OCLC Number: 1023045356
Notes: "First published in Great Britain as Arnhem : the Battle for the Bridges, 1944"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The chase is on! --
'Mad Tuesday' --
The First Allied Airborne Army --
Doubts dismissed --
The day of the hatchet --
Final touches --
Eve of battle-Saturday 16 September --
Airborne invasion-Sunday morning 17 September --
The German reaction-Sunday 17 September --
The British landings-Sunday 17 September --
The American landings-Sunday 17 September --
Night and day Arnhem-17-18 September --
Arnhem-the second lift-Monday 18 September --
The American divisions and XXX Corps-Monday 18 September --
Arnhem-Tuesday 19 September --
Nijmegen and Eindhoven-Tuesday 19 September --
Nijmegen-crossing the Waal-Wednesday 20 September --
Arnhem Bridge and Oosterbeek-Wednesday 20 September --
Nijmegen and Hell's Highway-Thursday 21 September --
Oosterbeek-Thursday 21 September --
Black Friday-22 September --
Saturday 23 September --
Sunday 24 September --
Operation Berlin-Monday 25 September --
Oosterbeek, Arnhem, Nijmegen-Tuesday 26 September --
The evacuation and looting of Arnhem-23 September to November 1944 --
The island of men-September to November 1944 --
The hunger winter-November 1944 to May 1945.
Other Titles: Arnhem
Responsibility: Antony Beevor.

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"On September 17, 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar of airplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of C-47 Skytrains and gliders, carrying the legendary American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and the British 1st Airborne Division. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept, but could it have ever worked? The cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch who risked everything to help. German reprisals were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war. Antony Beevor, using many overlooked and new sources from Dutch, American, British, Polish, and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting, which General Student called "The Last German Victory." Yet this book, written in Beevor's inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single dramatic battle--it looks into the very heart of war."--Provided by publisher.

September 17, 1944, southern Holland. General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar of airplane engines. From his balcony he watched an air armada of C-47 Skytrains and gliders, carrying the legendary American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and the British 1st Airborne Division. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept, but could it have ever worked? The cost of failure was horrendous; German reprisals against the Dutch were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war. Beevor has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting-- and in doing so looks into the very heart of war. -- adapted from publisher info.

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