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The Battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of WWII, 1944

Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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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 Dakotas 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Beevor, Antony, 1946- author.
Battle of Arnhem
New York : Viking, [2018]
(DLC) 2018031831
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Beevor
ISBN: 9780698409408 069840940X
OCLC Number: 1043956846
Description: 1 online resource.
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 Dakotas 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 often overlooked 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 The Battle of Arnhem, written with Beevor's inimitable style and gripping narrative, is about much more than a single dramatic battle--it looks into the very heart of war."--Provided by publisher.

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