Jumping the Rhine 1944 and 1945
By (author) Lloyd Clark
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Arnhem by Lloyd Clark
Book DescriptionIn September 1944, the river Rhine was a serious barrier to the advancing Allied armies in the West who were intent on charging Berlin and ending the war. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery decided to utilise the First Allied Airborne Army, consisting of British, American and Polish troops. Codenamed Operation Market Garden, 40,000 paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines while ground forces linked to relieve them. But, due to bad weather and German resistance, the operation failed. In March 1945, a second attempt was planned: Operation Varsity Plunder. Again Montgomery led the assault and ground troops were employed to make the river crossing while paratroopers dropped to secure the east bank of the Rhine. This time the plan worked. Despite extremely heavy fighting, the combined airborne and ground forces achieved their objectives, cracking the German line.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780755336364
(241mm x 166mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Headline Review
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Lloyd Clark
Currently Senior Lecturer at the Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Lloyd Clark is one of the UK's leading military historians. He has written several books, has lectured all over the world, is a frequent guide to battlefields on four continents and has worked extensively on radio and TV as both historical adviser and interviewee.
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