Arnhem Their Final Battle - The 11th Parachute Battalion 1943-1944, by Gerrit Pijpers and David Truesdale

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Arnhem Their Final Battle - The 11th Parachute Battalion 1943-1944, by Gerrit Pijpers and David Truesdale

Arnhem Their Final Battle - The 11th Parachute Battalion 1943-1944, by Gerrit Pijpers and David Truesdale

Book published by Sigmond in 2012, 208 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket - c.21.5cm by 28cm (N5566X1)

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From the rear side cover: The 11th Parachute Battalion was officially formed on 4 March 1943 at Kabrit in Egypt. In September 1944 the Battalion took part in Operation Market Garden. On 18 September they jumped over Ginkel Heath as part of 4 Parachute Brigade, together with its sister parachute battalions the 10th and 156. After eight days of heavy fighting the remnants of the 11th Battalion and those of the 1st British Airborne Division crossed the River Rhine into safety of Allied lines. This is their story. Chapters include:

Formation of 4 Parachute Brigade
Formation of the 11th Battalion (inlcuding Kabrit, and Ramat David)
The Battle of Kos (including A Company prepares for action, Cyprus, Assault on Kos, Establishing command at Kos, Unternehmen Eisbar Operation 'Polar Bear, and Back to Ramat David)
Back to the UK and more training (including Leaving for England, Spread out all over the place, Intensive training, D-Day 6 June 1944, Change of Command, Lieutenant Colonel Lea)
Briefing Market (including 'Market' on its way, and Sunday 17 September 1944)
Onward to Arnhem (including Monday 18 September 1944, Saltby Airfrield, Take off for Amhem, Anti-aircraft fire all around, Assessment of the situation, Plans changed, Chaos on Drop Zone Y, Marching Order, Help from the Dutch Resistance, What happened to Ledoux?, On the move again, Caught up with the rear guard, 'You are bloody late', and Defending Wolfheze
Disaster at Lombok
The Battle for Oosterbeek (including Acacialaan, Lonsdale Force, Schoonoord, Thursday 21 September 1944, That cheerful woman Kate ter Horst, Friday 22 September 1944, Reverend Henry J ames Irwin, Church area, Saturday 23 September 1944, Geneva Convention, Sunday 24 September 1944, Sunday near the Church, Operation Berlin, Monday 25 September 1944, Company Sergeant Major Jimmy Stewart)
Prisoner of War (including Tuesday 26 September 1944, Life as a POW,Christmas 1944, Economy in the camp, Liberation at Bad Orb)
What happened after Arnhem
Appendices (including Lieutenant Colonel G.H. Lea, Major R.T.H. Lonsdale, Second Lieutenant J .E. Blackwood, Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant D.B. Morris, Private E.R. Short, Airborne Commemorations, Outline of the 1st Airborne Division, Order of Battle, 11 th Battalion, Arnhem, 18 September 1944, Awards, Nominal Roll 11th Battalion, Operation Market, 18-26 September 1944, and 11th Battalion Roll of Honour.

The book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs

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