Fort Eben Emael

Fort Eben Emael

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by Tim Saunders
     
 

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The seizure of the Belgian fortress stronghold at Eban Emael by German Airborne and Special Forces was the dramatic opening shot in the Nazis’ devastating May 1940 offensive. Codenamed Operation GRANITE, it involved glider forces in a daring ‘coup de main’ operation achieving total surprise and success. The simultaneous assaults on key bridges on the

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The seizure of the Belgian fortress stronghold at Eban Emael by German Airborne and Special Forces was the dramatic opening shot in the Nazis’ devastating May 1940 offensive. Codenamed Operation GRANITE, it involved glider forces in a daring ‘coup de main’ operation achieving total surprise and success. The simultaneous assaults on key bridges on the Albert Canal are also described in graphic detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844152551
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
11/02/2005
Series:
Battleground Europe Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,173,159
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Saunders is a former Army officer and author of thirteen Battleground titles on a wide range of Second World War battles. Tim is now also a script writer, programme maker and presenter for Battleground History TV.

In addition he regularly leads battlefield tours, including to the scene of Glider Pilot actions in Sicily, Normandy. Arnhem and the Rhine.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Fort Eben Emael by Tim Saunders is part of the wonderful Battleground Europe series produced by Pen & Sword. This slim volume offers a clear and concise history of the battle for the famous Belgium fort on the Albert Canal. The easily carried book also serves as useful tool for anyone wishing to take a self-guided tour of the fortification. Saunders begins his fine work by first explaining why Belgium thought it so necessary to build a fixed fortification at the site. The German attack in 1940 is then covered in comprehensive yet impressive detail. Contemporary and modern photographs aid the reader in understanding the events of the battle. Particularly useful are the many¿and sometimes surprising¿tips for those touring the fort: ¿Do not leave the group to wander. You could end up being confined in the fort in total darkness.¿ As are all the books in this series, this volume is highly recommended.