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Major and Mrs Holt's
Battlefield Guide Books and Maps - the very best
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps

Illustrated guide books and maps of the battlefields of the First & Second World Wars


 


 

NIJMEGEN - A BRIDGE TOO FAR

In 1944 Operation Market Garden planned to capture with airborne forces a string of bridges in German occupied Holland and then to run an armoured column over them into Germany.

The plan failed at the bridge at Arnhem, and Cornelius Ryan wrote a splendid account of the operation which he called A Bridge Too Far which was later made into a film.

The bridge before the one at Arnhem was the one over the River Waal at Nijmegen and that was taken in a combined assault by the American 504th PIR at one end and the Grendadier Guards at the other - but there is a lot of controversy about it which we explore in our book including the incident where American Captain T Moffatt Burriss claims to have drawn his gun on Captain Peter Carrington later Lord Carrington.

The fold-out map which comes with the book shows the locations of some 300 places of interest along the Market Garden Corridor as well as landing and drop zones.

 

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