Arnhem 1944, by William F. Buckingham
Book published by The History Press in 2015, 255 pages. Paperback (N7056)
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From the rear side cover: On Sunday 17 September 1944, over 2,000 transport aircraft lifted off from airfields across England and set a course for Holland. They were the first wave of the largest airborne operation in history, codenamed Operation Market Garden. Their task was to open a sixty-mile corridor for Allied ground forces from the Belgian border to Arnhem on the Lower Rhine. Nine days later, the remnants of the British 1st Airborne Division were evacuated from a precarious foothold seven miles west of Arnhem having failed utterly. William Buckingham's fast-paced narrative is a thrilling moment-by-moment account of this infamous military operation, from conception to costly failure...