Tour of the Arnhem Battlefields pdf epub fb2

Tour of the Arnhem Battlefields by John Waddy pdf epub fb2

Tour of the Arnhem Battlefields Author: John Waddy
Title: Tour of the Arnhem Battlefields
ISBN: 0850525713
ISBN13: 978-0850525717
Other Formats: txt mobi lrf docx
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword; First edition (April 6, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Travel
Size PDF version: 1701 kb
Size EPUB version: 1761 kb
Subcategory: Europe




Although the Battle of Arnhem was fought over sixty years ago. It still evokes such interest that it would seem to rank with the great victories of Agincourt, Trafalgar, Waterloo and the Battle of Britain, all of which proved to be turning points in the history of our nation. Arnhem was not a victory, but its outcome may have had results equally vital to the more recent history of the world. To many people the Battle of Arnhem was the Battle of Arnhem Bridge, which has now passed into history as "The Bridge Too Far". This is understandable, for the bridge was the main objective of the 1st British Airborne Division. The north end was captured and held for three days, thus denying its use to the Germans, which proved crucial to the success gained by the rest of Operation Market Garden. As a battle guide this book leaves nothing out, illustrated with maps and photographs, the author takes the reader through the battle with extensive use of first hand accounts.