Operation MARKET GARDEN guides visitors to the battlefields of a daring plan for the largest airborne drop in the Second World War. Three Airborne Divisions (American 82nd and 101st and British 1st) parachuted behind enemy lines to capture and hold key river and canal bridges. An armored column raced across the Netherlands on a single narrow highway to secure the crossings. The effort was defeated at the critical bridge at Arnhem resulting in the destruction of the British 1st Airborne Division. The guide provides battle summaries, descriptions of museums, relics, battlefield locations, driving and in-city walking tour routes complete with GPS co-ordinates, and individual stories of men engaged in combat.
The text includes hundreds of GPS coordinates and contact details for:
- 10 Museums
- 105 Monument or Memorials
- 17 Bridges
- 43 Liberation Route Markers
- 17 Military Cemeteries
Please see Table of Contents for more infomation.
SOFT COVER, PERFECT BOUND
360 PAGES INCLUDING
32 PAGES OF B&W PHOTOGRAPHS AND 60 MAPS
6" X 9" (15.2cm X 22.8cm)
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