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Arnhem: Jumping the Rhine 1944 & 1945

  • Author
    • Lloyd Clark
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An insightful and gripping account of the largest airborne operation in history.

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, asecond attempt was planned: Operation Varsity Plunder. This time the plan worked. Despite extremely heavy fighting, they cracked the German line.
  • Published: Jun 11 2009
  • Pages: 448
  • 200 x 129mm
  • ISBN: 9780755336371

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Press Reviews

  • <i>Daily Telegraph</i>
    'Among the thousands of books devoted to Second World War history only a small minority can claim to appeal to a wide audience. But through Lloyd Clark's narrative skill, ARNHEM is surely one of them'
  • <i> Edinburgh Evening News</i>
    'Well stocked with dramatic personal accounts and much military detail'
  • <i>People's Friend</i>
    'This is an insightful and gripping account of what is widely considered the greatest airborne battle in history'