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Island: Nijmegen to Arnhem

Island: Nijmegen to Arnhem (Paperback, New title)

By Saunders, Tim

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Having fought their way up fifty miles of Hell's Highway and through Nijmegen, XXX Corps was just ten miles from Arnhem and 1st British Airborne Division. The Island is flat land between the Waal at Nijmegen and the Rhine at Arnhem. The situation was increasingly bad with the rem...ainder of II SS Panzer Corps in the area and German counter attacks on Hell's Highway preventing the Allies applying their material superiority. The Guards Armoured and then 43rd Wessex Infantry Division took turns to lead before reaching the Rhine opposite the paratroopers in the Oosterbeek Perimeter. Attempts to cross the Rhine by the Polish Paras and the Dorset Regiment had little success but, meanwhile, the guns of XXX Corps ensured the survival of the Perimeter. After some desperate fighting on the island, 43 Wessex Division evacuated just two thousand members of the elite Airborne Division who had landed eight days earlier.
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ISBN 9780850528619
Released NZ 1 Feb 2003
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format Paperback, New title
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Series Battleground Europe
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ISBN-13 9780850528619
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Imprint Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Released 1 Feb 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Saunders, Tim
Series Battleground Europe
Category World History: Second World War
European History
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 940.54219218
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945, Campaigns, Netherlands, Arnhem, Battle of, 1944
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade