Air War Market Garden: So Near and Yet So Far


By: Martin Bowman
Format: Hardback
Series: Air War Market Garden
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9781781591178
Published: 13th March 2013
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

Current purchase price:
£25.00

Air War Market Garden: So Near and Yet So Far

This is the second volume in a meticulously researched four-part series that provides a comprehensive insight into the aerial exploits at Operation 'Market Garden' in September 1944. In an interesting method of presenting the information, the author's arrangement of British, American, Dutch and German personal narrative interspersed with factual material offers a more personalised view of the war through the eyes of the hard-pressed Allied airborne troops who were actually there in the thick of the action. 

They take you steadily through the bitter house-to-house fighting in Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem and the fanatical attempts to keep open the narrow road to permit XXX Corps to reach and relieve Colonel John Frost's men, outnumbered and out-gunned at Arnhem Bridge. They reveal the frustration and bitter disappointment in the battles of the drop zones, the bloody fight for the bridges across the Rhine and the almost suicidal second and third lifts to re-supply the troops holding on precariously, fighting desperately, tenaciously and bravely to prevent their positions being overrun in the face of overwhelming enemy superiority. Stories of individual heroism act to humanize this period of wartime history which is often reduced to mere facts.

Timelines detail the day to day events happening in all areas of the battle both on the ground and in the air and also add weight to the story in hand, whilst carefully selected archive images work to supplement the text perfectly.



Some books that may interest you

Chatham in the Great War
Chatham in the Great War
By: Stephen Wynn

A History of Courtship
A History of Courtship
By: Tania O'Donnell

Air-launched Doodlebugs
Air-launched Doodlebugs
By: Peter JC Smith

The Men Who Flew the Halifax
The Men Who Flew the Halifax
By: Martin Bowman

Southern and West Country Airfields of the D-Day Invasion
Southern and West Country Airfields of the D-Day Invasion
By: Peter Jacobs

The Young Hitler I Knew
The Young Hitler I Knew
By: August Kubizek

In Pursuit of Hitler
In Pursuit of Hitler
By: Andrew Rawson

The Great War Illustrated 1914
The Great War Illustrated 1914
By: William Langford

The Battle of the Alma 1854
The Battle of the Alma 1854
By: Ian Fletcher

Rome, Blood and Power
Rome, Blood and Power
By: Gareth C Sampson

Fighting for the Faith
Fighting for the Faith
By: David Nicolle

Great Push On The Somme 1916
Great Push On The Somme 1916
By: William Langford

Saving Bletchley Park
Saving Bletchley Park
By: Sue Black, Stevyn Colgan

Archie Bowman
Archie Bowman
By: Hamish Ross

Constant Vigilance
Constant Vigilance
By: Dr Nigel W M Warwick



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information