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The Resource The battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of World War II, Antony Beevor ; [map illustrations by Jeff Edwards]

The battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of World War II, Antony Beevor ; [map illustrations by Jeff Edwards]

Label
The battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of World War II
Title
The battle of Arnhem
Title remainder
the deadliest airborne operation of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Antony Beevor ; [map illustrations by Jeff Edwards]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On September 17, 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar of airplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders, carrying the legendary American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and the British 1st Airborne Division. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept, but could it have ever worked? The cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch who risked everything to help. German reprisals were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war. Antony Beevor, using often overlooked sources from Dutch, American, British, Polish, and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting, which General Student called "The Last German Victory." Yet The Battle of Arnhem, written with Beevor's inimitable style and gripping narrative, is about much more than a single dramatic battle--it looks into the very heart of war."--Inside jacket flap
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beevor, Antony
Dewey number
940.54/219218
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Edwards, Jeff
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Arnhem, Battle of, Arnhem, Netherlands, 1944
  • Arnhem (Netherlands)
Label
The battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of World War II, Antony Beevor ; [map illustrations by Jeff Edwards]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of "D-Day" reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping new account."--Amazon
  • Maps on end papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 433-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.The Chase is On! -- 2.`Mad Tuesday' -- 3.The First Allied Airborne Army -- 4.Doubts Dismissed -- 5.The Day of the Hatchet -- 6.Final Touches -- 7.Eve of Battle --- Saturday 16 September -- 8.Airborne Invasion --- Sunday Morning 17 September -- 9.The German Reaction --- Sunday 17 September -- 10.The British Landings --- Sunday 17 September -- 11.The American Landings --- Sunday 17 September -- 12.Night and Day Arnhem --- 17--18 September -- 13.Arnhem --- The Second Lift --- Monday 18 September -- 14.The American Divisions and XXX Corps --- Monday 18 September -- 15.Arnhem --- Tuesday 19 September -- 16.Nijmegen and Eindhoven --- Tuesday 19 September -- 17.Nijmegen --- Crossing the Waal --- Wednesday 20 September -- 18.Arnhem Bridge and Oosterbeek --- Wednesday 20 September -- 19.Nijmegen and Hell's Highway --- Thursday 21 September -- 20.Oosterbeek -- Thursday 21 September -- 21.Black Friday --- 22 September -- 22.Saturday 23 September --
  • Contents note continued: 23.Sunday 24 September -- 24.Operation Berlin --- Monday 25 September -- 25.Oosterbeek, Arnhem, Nijmegen --- Tuesday 26 September -- 26.The Evacuation and Looting of Arnhem 23 September to November 1944 -- 27.The Island of Men --- September to November 1944 -- 28.The Hunger Winter --- November 1944 to May 1945
Control code
000063946002
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 459 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780525429821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white photographs, maps
Label
The battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of World War II, Antony Beevor ; [map illustrations by Jeff Edwards]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of "D-Day" reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping new account."--Amazon
  • Maps on end papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 433-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.The Chase is On! -- 2.`Mad Tuesday' -- 3.The First Allied Airborne Army -- 4.Doubts Dismissed -- 5.The Day of the Hatchet -- 6.Final Touches -- 7.Eve of Battle --- Saturday 16 September -- 8.Airborne Invasion --- Sunday Morning 17 September -- 9.The German Reaction --- Sunday 17 September -- 10.The British Landings --- Sunday 17 September -- 11.The American Landings --- Sunday 17 September -- 12.Night and Day Arnhem --- 17--18 September -- 13.Arnhem --- The Second Lift --- Monday 18 September -- 14.The American Divisions and XXX Corps --- Monday 18 September -- 15.Arnhem --- Tuesday 19 September -- 16.Nijmegen and Eindhoven --- Tuesday 19 September -- 17.Nijmegen --- Crossing the Waal --- Wednesday 20 September -- 18.Arnhem Bridge and Oosterbeek --- Wednesday 20 September -- 19.Nijmegen and Hell's Highway --- Thursday 21 September -- 20.Oosterbeek -- Thursday 21 September -- 21.Black Friday --- 22 September -- 22.Saturday 23 September --
  • Contents note continued: 23.Sunday 24 September -- 24.Operation Berlin --- Monday 25 September -- 25.Oosterbeek, Arnhem, Nijmegen --- Tuesday 26 September -- 26.The Evacuation and Looting of Arnhem 23 September to November 1944 -- 27.The Island of Men --- September to November 1944 -- 28.The Hunger Winter --- November 1944 to May 1945
Control code
000063946002
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 459 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780525429821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white photographs, maps

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