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Arnhem : The Battle for the Bridges 1944 - Antony Beevor
Arnhem : The Battle for the Bridges 1944 - Antony Beevor
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EAN 9780241326763
The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain's Number One bestselling historian and author of the classic Stalingrad On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aero engines He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the vast air armada of Dakotas and gliders,carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions He gazed up in envy at the greatest demonstration of paratroop power ever seen Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery But the cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch who risked everything to help German reprisals were cruel and lasted until the end of the war The British fascination for heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths, not least that victory was possible when in fact the plan imposed by Montgomery and General 'Boy' Browning was doomed from the start Antony Beevor, using many overlooked and new sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of this epic clash Yet this book, written in Beevor's inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single dramatic battle It looks into the very heart of war
Nakladatelství Viking Books
Jazyk angličtina
Počet stran 489
Formát 233 x 153 x 37 mm
Typ Knihy - paperback
Autor Antony Beevor
Rok vydání 2018
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