Published by Ian Allan in 2006, 96 pages. Large softback - 30cm by 22cm (N4334)
Brand New Book
Fort Eben-Emael was a Belgian fortress located between Liège and Maastricht, on the Belgian-Dutch border near to the Albert Canal, and designed to defend Belgium from a German attack. Constructed in the 1930's it was reputed to be impregnable and at the time the largest fortification in the world. But during the Second World War the fort was successfully neutralized by glider-borne German troops on 10 May 1940, and the action cleared the way for German ground forces to invade Belgium.
This book provides a graphic account of the background to the raid, the men and equipment used, the tactics adopted and how the raid evolved. A detailed analysis of the raid and its consequences separates the myth and actuality behind the German raid, and the book is illustrated throughout with lots of colour and black and white photographs and maps