Airborne to Arnhem Volume 2

Personal reminiscences of the Battle of Arnhem, Operation MARKET, 17th-26th September 1944

This is the second of three volumes in the Airborne to Arnhem series. Altogether the three volumes contain over 150 personal accounts taken from personal interviews and correspondence with veterans of the 1st Airborne Division covering their reminiscences of the Battle of Arnhem, Operation MARKET, September 1944.
Date Published :
June 2023
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Editor :
Grant Newell
Language:
English
Illustration :
c 200 color & b/w photos, maps
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781804512388
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 12 X 8.7 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$79.95

Overview
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Airborne to Arnhem is the second of three volumes of reminiscences of the Battle of Arnhem, Operation MARKET, 17th-26th September 1944 published by Helion and Company. The three volumes contain over 150 personal accounts received from veterans of the 1st Airborne Division alongside those from RAF aircrew and XXX Corps.

The study is the culmination of over forty years of research concentrating on the British 1st Airborne Division’s role in the capture of the north end of the Arnhem bridge and the subsequent fighting around the Oosterbeek perimeter and the eventual evacuation across the Neder Rijn.

Volume Two covers the participation of the glider borne infantry of the 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment and the 7th (Galloway) Battalion, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers of the 1st Airlanding Brigade along with further accounts from the Glider Pilots that flew them into battle. Volume Two also begins coverage of the 4th Parachute Brigade, namely the 10th and 11th Parachute Battalions including 133 Parachute Field Ambulance and the attached 2nd (Oban) Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery Royal Artillery. Of interest is an account by one of the United States Army Air Corps pilots that carried the 10th Parachute Battalion.

About The Author
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Grant R Newell was born in 1951 in Middlesex. Grant left school at sixteen to start a five year apprenticeship, he then joined the Royal Anglian Regiment, (V) TAVR in 1971 and specialised as an anti-tank gunner. By the late 1970’s Grant focused his military interests in researching the Battle of Arnhem. Invitation to become an Honorary member of the Luton Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association in 1980 provided Grant with first hand contact with Arnhem veterans. On retirement, Grant was able to begin assembling the hundreds of veteran accounts which form the basis of three volumes of personal reminiscences of the fighting.

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