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Airborne Carpet: Operation Market Garden (Battle Book, #9)

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In the Autumn of 1944 Germany's back is against the wall, but she is still fighting with a bitter courage when 'Market Garden' is launched. The success of this crucial operation seems likely to be jeopardised by conflict within the Allied Command, and certainly there were many who doubted that 'Arnhem...was a decided victory.'

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160 pages
Published December 1st 1972 by Ballantine Books (first published November 1st 1969)
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George
Apr 14, 2013 George rated it really liked it
An excellent book on Operation Market Garden. The photos are impressive! After reading this book you will want to read A Bridge Too Far.
Gerry Germond
Oct 16, 2013 Gerry Germond rated it it was ok
Shelves: world-war-ii
In 1968 Ballantine Books issued Ballantine’s Illustrated History of World War II and “upgraded” it to Ballantine’s Illustrated History of the Violent Century in 1970. This is a series of 154 books of 160 pages each, with many (most pages have one or two) photographs of admittedly varying quality. Font sizes began small, allowing sixty-eight lines of print per page, but within two years grew to 60 and then 50 lines per page. The books were originally categorized in three series. There were 33 red ...more
Christopher Rush
Aug 28, 2016 Christopher Rush rated it liked it
Another engaging Ballantine Illustrated volume, this brief overview of Operation Market Garden provides a limited eagle-eye view of both sides of the conflict (though mostly the Allies). Having somewhat recently read It Never Snows, wholly from the German perspective of the battle, this Allied-heavy perspective is a helpful counterpart. Farrar-Hockley has certainly read a diverse number of primary sources, quoting frequently from first-hand accounts and diaries of those whose experiences don't r ...more
Jeff Dawson
Another excellent work by Ballantine. This is an excellent snapshot of the largest airborne assault in World War Two. Farrar-Hockley covers the battle from the allied point of view. If you want the German side, “It Never Snows in September” by Robert Kershaw is a good follow-up.

The amount of information and pictures supplied in 160 pages will have you wanting to know about this epic struggle. When you’ve finished reading this, you can’t go wrong with “A Bridge Too Far,” by Cornelius Ryan.

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