Author(s): A. D. Harvey
Second World War
In 1944, United States and British airborne divisions landed behind German lines to seize the canal and river crossings between Eindhoven and Arnhem. But at Arnhem, "the bridge too far," the British 1st Airborne was surrounded and subjected to a week of unbridled bombardment. Fewer than a quarter of the troops survived. A new interpretation of this most famous World War II action vividly reveals how an operation meant to shorten the war by months failed so tragically. With excellent maps and period photography.