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Arnhem

Nine Days of Battle

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The greatest airborne operation in history commenced on 17 September 1944. Nine days later nearly four out five of the British 1st Airborne Division and their Polish comrades would be killed, wounded or captured as Germany secured her last great battlefield victory of the war. The ferocious and gallant actions in Arnhem and Oosterbeek have fascinated historians and students ever since. Drawing extensively on eye-witness experience and unit diaries, and providing a detailed tactical and technical analysis of the arms, equipment and practices of the day, Arnhem: Nine Days of Battle provides a fascinating dayon- day account of one of the most iconic actions of the Second World War. Supported by battle maps, timelines and troop diagrams as well as touring guides, this is the perfect companion for the armchair historian or the intrepid battlefield traveller. AUTHOR: Chris Brown is a defence analyst and military historian. He has written extensively on Scottish history and the history of the Second World War. He is a regular talking head on military TV documentaries and has prepared war studies programmes for Edinburgh University. His father served with the Parachute Regiment and he knew many Arnhem veterans growing up. He is a regular visitor to the Arnhem area. He lives in Shetland. 80 b/w illustrations

Product code: 9780750992206

ISBN 9780750992206
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
No. Of Pages 256
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Edition 2nd New edition
Arnhem 1944 remains the greatest airborne battle of all time - this is the ultimate companion to that battle