Monty's Rhine Adventure

Patrick Delaforce

Date Published :
March 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781553299
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


MONTY'S GREATEST GAMBLE REQUIRED THE WHOLE OF THE BRITISH ARMY, THE CANADIAN ARMY AND TWO AMERICAN AIRBORNE DIVISIONS TO FIGHT THEIR WAY TO LIBERATE HOLLAND AND REACH THE RIVER RHINE. The book begins immediately after the Normandy invasion, with the euphoria surrounding the belief that the War would soon be won. However, it was not to be as easy Monty hoped. The book covers the difficult next few months as the allies slogged through France and Belgium fighting stern and skilled Nazi resistance. However, the centerpiece of the book is Operation Market Garden - Monty's bold plan to cut through the German defenses via the eight bridges which spanned the Dutch / German border. The book deals with the plan, its execution and aftermath in rigorous detail. Had Market Garden gone to plan, it might have led to an end of war before the end of 1944. As it was, it was the Russians that entered Berlin first in May 1945. Nonetheless, this period remains one of the boldest and most exciting of the War.

About The Author

Patrick Delaforce served with 11th Armoured Division during the advance through NW Europe.After a career in the wine trade he became a professional writer. Among his books in print with Pen and Sword are Churchill’s Desert Rats in North Africa, Burma, Sicily and Italy, Wellington Le Beau and Monty’s Marauders.

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