The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of

The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II The prizewinning historian and internationally best selling author ofD Day reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping new account On September 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 st and nd Airborne Divisions and the British st Airborne DivisionOperation 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 warAntony 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 YetThe Battle of Arnhem written with Beevor s inimitable style and gripping narrative is about muchthan a single dramatic battle it looks into the very heart of war

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