Operation 'Market Garden'
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About this book
'Market Garden' was one of the most audacious, and ultimately controversial, operations of the Second World War - a joint penetration, by an armoured column and a large-scale airborne drop, to punch a decisive hole in the German defences. If it had succeeeded, the war could have ended in 1944. Yet the two-pronged attack failed in its objectives. This book details how, instead of being relieved after 48 hours as expected, British paratroopers were cut off for nine days. Facing two unexpected SS Panzer divisions the Allies were eventually evacuated across the Rhine after putting up an incredible fight: of the 10,000 men involved less than 2,000 survived.Campaigns 5, 24, 74 and 75 are also available in a single volume special edition as ‘Into the Reich’.
- The Origins of the Battle
- The Opposing Commanders
- The Opposing Armies
- The Opposing Plans
- The Air Armada, 16 to 17 September
- The Allied Attack, 17 September
- The Allied Failure, 18 September
- The German Counter-Attack, 19 September
- The Stalemate, 20 September
- The New Allied Plan, 21 to 22 September
- The End at Arnhem, 23 to 26 September
- The Aftermath of the Battle
- A Guide to Further Reading
- The Battlefield Today
- Wargaming 'Market Garden'
Paperback; May 1993; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781855323025