Here is the true story of the events that inspired the famous film, A Bridge Too Far, told in compelling style by Christopher Hibbert, one of Britain s foremost historians.In September, 1944, in Arnhem, Holland, what was to have been a brilliant battle a battle meant to hasten an end to the war instead turned into an epic tragedy Nine thousand men of the First British Airborne division parachuted into the countryside, behind German lines, with a mission to capture and hold the bridge over the Rhine ahead of the advancing British Second Army But the result was disastrous the men faced constant bombardment Nine days later, after some of the fiercest street fighting of the war, only 2,000 of the paratroopers managed to escape to safety....
|Title||:||Arnhem (Great Battles)|
|Publisher||:||Phoenix August 1, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
|File Size||:||579 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Arnhem (Great Battles) Reviews
One of the more enjoyable facts about CH writings are the minute detail that lets you feel like you are participating in the action he is describing!
Hibbert's history of the battle remains for me, one of the seminal best for MARKET GARDEN.
While not as wordy as works by Ryan and Middlebrook, this is a great small book that details the battle waged by the heroic 1st Airborne Division.
"Arnhem" by Christopher Hibbert. Phoenix Paperbacks, New York 1998.