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The Resource The Battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of World War II, Antony Beevor

The Battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of World War II, Antony Beevor

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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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 C-47 Skytrains 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 many overlooked and new 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 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."--Provided by publisher
  • September 17, 1944, southern Holland. General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar of airplane engines. From his balcony he watched an air armada of C-47 Skytrains 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; German reprisals against the Dutch were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war. Beevor has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting-- and in doing so looks into the very heart of war. -- adapted from publisher info
Summary
The prize-winning historian and author of "D-Day" reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692259
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beevor, Antony
Dewey number
940.54/219218
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D763.N42
  • D763.N42
LC item number
  • A7245 2018
  • A725 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arnhem, Battle of (Netherlands : 1944)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Arnhem, Battle of, Arnhem, Netherlands, 1944
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Netherlands
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the deadliest airborne operation of WWII, 1944
Label
The Battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of World War II, Antony Beevor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain as Arnhem : the Battle for the Bridges, 1944"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The chase is on! -- 'Mad Tuesday' -- The first allied airborne army -- Doubts dismissed -- The day of the hatchet -- Final touches -- Eve of battle-Saturday 16 September -- Airborne invasion-Sunday morning 17 September -- The German reaction-Sunday 17 September -- The British landings-Sunday 17 September -- The American landings-Sunday 17 September -- Night and day Arnhem-17-18 September -- Arnhem-the second lift-Monday 18 September -- The American divisions and XXX corps-Monday 18 September -- Arnhem-Tuesday 19 September -- Nijmegen and Eindhoven-Tuesday 19 September -- Nijmegen-crossing the Waal-Wednesday 20 September -- Arnhem Bridge and Oosterbeek-Wednesday 20 September -- Nijmegen and Hell's Highway-Thursday 21 September -- Oosterbeek-Thursday 21 September -- Black Friday-22 September -- Saturday 23 September -- Sunday 24 September -- Operation Berlin-Monday 25 September -- Oosterbeek, Arnhem, Nijmegen-Tuesday 26 September -- The evacuation and looting of Arnhem-23 September to November 1944 -- The island of men-September to November 1944 -- The hunger winter-November 1944 to May 1945
Control code
on1023045356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 459 pages
Isbn
9780525429821
Lccn
2018031831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023045356
Label
The Battle of Arnhem : the deadliest airborne operation of World War II, Antony Beevor
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain as Arnhem : the Battle for the Bridges, 1944"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The chase is on! -- 'Mad Tuesday' -- The first allied airborne army -- Doubts dismissed -- The day of the hatchet -- Final touches -- Eve of battle-Saturday 16 September -- Airborne invasion-Sunday morning 17 September -- The German reaction-Sunday 17 September -- The British landings-Sunday 17 September -- The American landings-Sunday 17 September -- Night and day Arnhem-17-18 September -- Arnhem-the second lift-Monday 18 September -- The American divisions and XXX corps-Monday 18 September -- Arnhem-Tuesday 19 September -- Nijmegen and Eindhoven-Tuesday 19 September -- Nijmegen-crossing the Waal-Wednesday 20 September -- Arnhem Bridge and Oosterbeek-Wednesday 20 September -- Nijmegen and Hell's Highway-Thursday 21 September -- Oosterbeek-Thursday 21 September -- Black Friday-22 September -- Saturday 23 September -- Sunday 24 September -- Operation Berlin-Monday 25 September -- Oosterbeek, Arnhem, Nijmegen-Tuesday 26 September -- The evacuation and looting of Arnhem-23 September to November 1944 -- The island of men-September to November 1944 -- The hunger winter-November 1944 to May 1945
Control code
on1023045356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 459 pages
Isbn
9780525429821
Lccn
2018031831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023045356

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