Arnhem

Overview

Major-General Urquhart commanded the 1st British Airborne Division in Operation Market Garden, the greatest airborne assault of World War II, the struggle to capture Arnhem and win control of the bridge across the lower Rhine.

The story of the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem involved not only an Airborne Corps of three Divisions but also the bulk of the British 2nd Army in Europe. Gen. Urquhart has told the story of those fateful nine days ...

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Overview

Major-General Urquhart commanded the 1st British Airborne Division in Operation Market Garden, the greatest airborne assault of World War II, the struggle to capture Arnhem and win control of the bridge across the lower Rhine.

The story of the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem involved not only an Airborne Corps of three Divisions but also the bulk of the British 2nd Army in Europe. Gen. Urquhart has told the story of those fateful nine days clearly, frankly and, despite the terrible circumstances, not without humor.

It ranks as an important work, describing an operation which opened with such high hopes and left its name forever as a feat of the highest endurance and valor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844155378
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 4/26/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,459,868
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


The Arnhem Area     xiv
Operation 'Market Garden'     2
Proposed Divisional Layout-DZs, LZs and Bomb Lines     8
Route Flight Diagram     26
Dispositions at 1800 hrs 17 September 1944     44
Dispositions at 2359 hrs 18 September 1944     78
Approximate Positions 2 Para Bn and Attached Troops -Arnhem Bridge 17-21 September 1944     94
Dispositions at 2359 hrs 19 September 1944     102
Dispositions at 2359 hrs 20 September 1944     118
Dispositions at 2359 hrs 21 September 1944     130
Dispositions at 2359 hrs 22 September 1944     142
Layout of XXX Corps and Brigades of 43 Div 25 September 1944     162
Dispositions at 2359 hrs 24 September 1944     164
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