Arnhem: Jumping the Rhine 1944 and 1945 by Lloyd Clark

Arnhem: Jumping the Rhine 1944 and 1945 by Lloyd Clark

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A riveting account of the Allies' victory at Arnhem by an expert in World War Two battle tactics and history

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In September 1944, the river Rhine was a serious barrier to the advancing Allied armies in the West who were intent on charging Berlin and ending the war. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery decided to utilise the First Allied Airborne Army, consisting of British, American and Polish troops. Codenamed Operation Market Garden, 40,000 paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines while ground forces linked to relieve them. But, due to bad weather and German resistance, the operation failed. In March 1945, a second attempt was planned: Operation Varsity Plunder. Again Montgomery led the assault and ground troops were employed to make the river crossing while paratroopers dropped to secure the east bank of the Rhine. This time the plan worked. Despite extremely heavy fighting, the combined airborne and ground forces achieved their objectives, cracking the German line.

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SKU GOR002262210
Title Arnhem: Jumping the Rhine 1944 and 1945
Author By (author) Lloyd Clark
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 0755336364
ISBN 13 9780755336364
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In September 1944, the river Rhine was a serious barrier to the advancing Allied armies in the West who were intent on charging Berlin and ending the war. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery decided to utilise the First Allied Airborne Army, consisting of British, American and Polish troops. Codenamed Operation Market Garden, 40,000 paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines while ground forces linked to relieve them. But, due to bad weather and German resistance, the operation failed. In March 1945, a second attempt was planned: Operation Varsity Plunder. Again Montgomery led the assault and ground troops were employed to make the river crossing while paratroopers dropped to secure the east bank of the Rhine. This time the plan worked. Despite extremely heavy fighting, the combined airborne and ground forces achieved their objectives, cracking the German line.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002262210
Title Arnhem: Jumping the Rhine 1944 and 1945
Author By (author) Lloyd Clark
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 0755336364
ISBN 13 9780755336364
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No