Arnhem- The Bridge

Frank Steer

 
Date Published :
July 2003
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Battleground Europe
Illustration :
Illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780850529395
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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$16.95

Overview
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In the second of his two Battleground guides to the epic struggle put up by the British and Polish paratroopers at Arnhem, Frank Steer concentrates on the battle in the town itself and particularly for the vital bridge. Seized at a comparatively early stage, the bridge became the focus for prolonged and vicious fighting. Cut off from further reinforcement by the furious Germans, the small garrison, led by the redoubtable Colonel John Frost, waged an increasingly desperate struggle for survival against overwhelming odds, hoping against hope that 30 Corps would arrive in time. As is well known they did not. The fact that this battle was lost and the bold aims of Market Garden were not fully achieved in no way diminished the extent of the achievement of the Para's. Indeed it has added to their glory.

About The Author
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Brigadier Frank Steer, recently retired from a senior post in the Royal Logistic Corps. He has previously written Arnhem The Fight to Sustain: The untold Story of the Airborne Logisticians. He is a tour leader with Tours With Experts and takes tours to Arnhem. He currently lives in Kent.

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