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A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan

Title A Bridge Too Far
Author Cornelius Ryan
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2010-02-16
Category History
Total Pages 672
ISBN 1439126712
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II. A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters—from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to common soldiers and commanders—Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill-fated operations of the war. A Bridge Too Far superbly recreates the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies.

A Bridge Too Far by Michael Haught

Title A Bridge Too Far
Author Michael Haught
Publisher
Release 2009
Category Military miniatures
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9780986451423
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Arnhem 1944 by Dilip Sarkar

Title Arnhem 1944
Author Dilip Sarkar
Publisher Pen and Sword
Release 2018-11-30
Category History
Total Pages 392
ISBN 1526732742
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The airborne battle for the bridges across the Rhine at Arnhem ranks amongst the Second World Wars most famous actions inspiring innumerable books and the star-studded 1977 movie. This book, however, is unique: deeply moved, the author provides a fresh narrative and approach concentrating on the tragic stories of individual casualties.These men were killed at different junctures in the fighting, often requiring forensic analysis to ascertain their fates. Wider events contextualize the authors primary focus - effectively resurrecting casualties through describing their backgrounds, previous experience, and tragic effect on their families. In particular, the emotive and unresolved issue of the many still missing is explored.During the course of his research, the author made numerous trips to Arnhem and Oosterbeek, traveled miles around the UK, and spent countless hours communicating with the relatives of casualties achieving their enthusiastic support. This detailed work, conducted sensitively and with dignity, ensures that these moving stories are now recorded for posterity.Included are the stories of Private Albert Willingham, who sacrificed his life to save civilians; Major Frank Tate, machine-gunned against the backdrop of blazing buildings around Arnhem Bridge; family man Sergeant George Thomas, whose antitank gun is displayed today outside the Airborne Museum Hartenstein, and Squadron Leader John Gilliard DFC, father of a baby son who perished flying his Stirling through a hail of shot and shell during an essential re-supply drop. Is Private Gilbert Anderson, who remains missing, actually buried as an unknown, the author asks? Representing the Poles is Lance-Corporal Czeslaw Gajewnik, who drowned whilst escaping the hell of Oosterbeek, and accounts by Dutch civilians emphasize the shared suffering sharply focussed by the tragedy of Luuk Buist, killed protecting his family. The sensitivity still surrounding German casualties is also explained.This raw, personal, side of war, the hopes and fears of ordinary men thrust into extraordinary circumstances, is both deeply moving and revealing: no longer are these just names carved on headstones or memorials in a distant land. Through this thorough investigative work, supported by those who remember them, the casualties live again, their silent voices heard through friends, relatives, comrades and unpublished letters.So, let us return to the fateful autumn of 1944, and meet those fighting in the skies, on the landing grounds, in the streets and woods of Oosterbeek, and on the bridge too far at Arnhem.Now, the casualties can tell their own stories as we join this remarkable journey of discovery.

A Bridge Too Far by Stephen Badsey

Title A Bridge Too Far
Author Stephen Badsey
Publisher Osprey Publishing Company
Release 2000-10-01
Category Arnhem, Battle of, Arnhem, Netherlands, 1944
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781841761107
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Market Garden' was one of the most audacious, and ultimately controversial, operations of the Second World War. If it had succeeded, the war could have been ended in 1944. Instead of being relieved after 48 hours as expected, British paratroopers were cut off for nine days as the 2nd Army's spearhead, XXX Corps, were slowed by German shelling. Facing two unexpected SS Panzer divisions the Allied paratroops were eventually evacuated across the Rhine after putting up an incredible fight: of the 10,000 men involved fewer than 2,000 returned.

A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan

Title A Bridge Too Far
Author Cornelius Ryan
Publisher
Release 1974
Category Arnhem, Battle of, 1944
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9780340199411
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title William Goldman s Story of A Bridge Too Far
Author William Goldman
Publisher
Release 1977
Category Bridge too far (Motion picture)
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9780440186960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Bridge Too Far by Tom Hanlon

Title A Bridge Too Far
Author Tom Hanlon
Publisher
Release 2007
Category Contract bridge
Total Pages 307
ISBN 9780955804700
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Air War Market Garden by Martin W. Bowman

Title Air War Market Garden
Author Martin W. Bowman
Publisher Pen & Sword
Release 2013
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781781591765
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the final volume of a comprehensive five part work, including a multitude of personal accounts of every aspect of the aerial operations on 'Gold' 'Juno and 'Sword' beaches during D-Day. It relays the sense of relief experienced as Allied troops gained a foothold on the continent of Europe after D-Day, both by the men caught up in the proceedings and the jubilant civilians on the home front. By the end of June 875,000 men had landed in Normandy; 16 divisions each for the American and British armies. Although the Allies were well established on the coast and possessed all the Cotentin Peninsular, the Americans had still not taken St Lô, nor the British and Canadians the town of Caen, originally a target for D-Day. German resistance, particularly around Caen was ferocious, but the end result would be similar to the Tunisian campaign. More and more well-trained German troops were thrown into the battle, so that when the Allies did break out of Normandy, the defenders lost heavily and lacked the men to stop the Allied forces from almost reaching the borders of Germany. In continuing style, Bowman pays respects to the men who fought in the skies above France on D-Day. This episode of Aviation history has never before been the focus of such detailed analysis; the five volumes of this series act as a memorial to the individuals who played their own individual parts in the wider proceedings. Far from being a mere operational record, this is the story of the men behind the headlines, the reality behind the iconic images of parachute drops and glider formations.

Title Cornelius Ryan The Longest Day a Bridge Too Far
Author Cornelius Ryan
Publisher
Release 2019
Category History
Total Pages 1008
ISBN 9781598536119
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contains two titles by journalist Cornelius Ryan.

A Bridge Too Far by Martin W. Bowman

Title A Bridge Too Far
Author Martin W. Bowman
Publisher Pen and Sword
Release 2013-09-24
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 147382978X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This, the fourth and final volume of the series on Market-Garden in September 1944 reveals the final fate of the troops at Oosterbeek and the decision to evacuate all able bodied men in Operation 'Berlin' as well as the subsequent Operation 'Pegasus' when the Allies tried to return as many beleaguered troops back to Allied lines as possible. Was Arnhem indeed 'a bridge Too Far'? While 'Market-Garden' certainly was a heroic failure conducted at great cost it is debatable whether it contributed materially to the ultimate victory or was a foolish sacrifice of thousands of troops, aircrew and Dutch civilians in an ill-conceived assault on the German-held bridges across the Lower Rhine. There is no doubting the gritty, gallant and valorous contribution on the part of the British, Dominion, American and Polish paratroopers, the RAF and USAAF aircrews and their German opponents and Dutch civilians. Their incredible, illuminating and often under-stated accounts of extraordinary courage, camaraderie, shared terror and encounters with the enemy offer a more personalised view of 'Market-Garden' through the words of those who were there at the heart of the action. These tales are complemented by the author's background information supplemented by the inclusion of daily timelines that give an overall picture of each battle and air operation.

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