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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.'


Airborne Carpet: Operation Market Garden is
160 pages
Published December 1st 1972 by Ballantine Books (first published November 1st 1969)
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Gerry Germond
One of Ballantine's Illustrated History of World War II, this slim volume covers Operation Market Garden, mainly from the viewpoint of the Allied forces. The narrative was fine, but I would have benefitted from more maps; several places named in the narrative were not depicted on maps and so following the action was at times difficult. Admittedly, with just 160 pages, many of them illustrated with photos, "more maps" is a tall order. Still, a decent introduction to the battle prior to say, A Bri ...more
An excellent book on Operation Market Garden. The photos are impressive! After reading this book you will want to read A Bridge Too Far.
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