A Magnificent Disaster: The Failure of Market Garden, the Arnhem Operation, September 1944

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After Normandy, the most spectacular Allied offensive of World War II was Operation Market Garden, which saw three divisions of paratroopers dropped behind German lines, to be joined by massive armored columns breaking through the front. The ultimate object was to seize a crossing over the Rhine to outflank the heartland of the Third Reich and force a quick end to the war. The Operation utterly failed, of course, as the 1st British Airborne was practically wiped out, the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions became ...

A Magnificent Disaster: The Failure of Market Garden, the Arnhem Operation, September 1944 2011, Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors

ISBN-13: 9781935149897

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