Fort Eben Emael

Tim Saunders

 
Date Published :
October 2005
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Battleground Europe
Illustration :
illustrated
Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781844152551
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.75 inches
$19.95

Overview
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The seizure of the Belgian fortress stronghold at Eban Emael by German Airborne and Special Forces was the dramatic opening shot in the Nazis’ devastating May 1940 offensive. Codenamed Operation GRANITE, it involved glider forces in a daring ‘coup de main’ operation achieving total surprise and success. The simultaneous assaults on key bridges on the Albert Canal are also described in graphic detail.

About The Author
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Tim Saunders served as an infantry officer with the British Army for thirty years, during which time he took the opportunity to visit campaigns far and wide, from ancient to modern. Since leaving the Army he has become a full time military historian, with this being his sixteenth book, has made nearly fifty full documentary films with Battlefield History and Pen & Sword. He is an active guide and Accredited Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides.

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