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Arnhem: Jumping the Rhine 1944 and 1945
Lloyd Clark

Classification : Military History
Pub Date : Jun 01, 2009
Imprint : Headline Review
Page Extent : 448
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780755336371
Price : 599

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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.

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Lloyd Clark is a senior academic in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Professorial Research Fellow in War Studies, Humanities Research Institute, University of...(+)
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