Operation Plunder & Varsity
The British and Canadian Operations
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
192 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in, 150 photos
- March 2007
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 8-12 weeks.
A commando brigade and two Scottish divisions carried out the initial assault under cover of darkness and a tremendous bombardment on the evening of 23rd March. Despite the best efforts of the German first Parachute Army they had established a bridgehead by dawn. During the following morning 6th British Airborne Division dropped around Hamminkeln, in the immediate rear of the Germans, in an operation codenamed VARSITY.
By 27 March, after some heavy combat, the Allies were prepared to launch their final drive to the Baltic. The Rhine crossing, though by no means the final battle, sealed the fate of Nazi Germany.
“…a thoroughly researched account…well illustrated, includes may photos of the forces involved, maps and aerial images…” ~JAPCC Journal