Arnhem 1944

Operation 'Market Garden'

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Arnhem 1944

Operation 'Market Garden'

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Osprey's examination of 'Market Garden,' one of the most audacious, and ultimately controversial, operations of World War II (1939-1945). It was 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.

Table of Contents

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'

Product details

Published May 27 1993
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855323025
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 64 b/w; 16 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 24
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Stephen Badsey

Stephen Badsey PhD MA (Cantab.) FRHistS is Profess…


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