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Steel Wall at Arnhem. The Destruction of 4 Parachute Brigade 19 September 1944

Door David Truesdale

Categorie
WO II
Boeknummer
#234101
Titel
Steel Wall at Arnhem. The Destruction of 4 Parachute Brigade 19 September 1944
Auteur
Truesdale, David
Boektype
Paperback
Uitgeverij
Warwick, Helion & Company
Jaar van uitgave
2016
ISBN10
1911628445
ISBN13
9781911628446
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting

The deployment of the British 1st Airborne Division somewhere in Europe prior to the end of the war was indeed a case of coins burning holes in the pockets of SHAEF'. The Allied High Command was anxious to commit to battle a division that, while it contained some elite units, was not fully trained, had carried out only one divisional exercise and contained several officers who were either unfit or unsuitable for airborne command. On Monday 18 September 1944, the aircraft and gliders carrying the men and equipment of 4 Parachute Brigade took off from airfields in the south of England. For the first time from its creation in North Africa, the brigade was going into battle as a unified formation, albeit not fully trained and far from experienced. Within 24 hours, the Brigade would cease to
... (Lees verder)exist, having achieved nothing more than the deaths of good men for no good reason. Despite the fine words of Winston Churchill that the operation had not been in vain' and Montgomery's 90% successful', there is more logic to be found in the words of the Great War poet Wilfred Owen when he wrote in his poem Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. There were those commanders who were indeed ardent for some desperate glory'. This is a full account of the brigade and its actions at Arnhem.
Pagina's
338
Conditie
Nieuw
Prijs
€ 17,50

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