THE BATTLE OF ARNHEM

 

On 17 September 1944 a combined British, American and Polish assault, named Operation Market-Garden, began.

 

It aimed to make a deep surprise thrust into German occupied Holland by driving an armoured force some 100km north along a single main road - the Corridor.

 

Apart from the Germans, the main obstacles were five significant rivers. The airborne forces had the task of capturing bridges over them so that the tanks of XXX Corps could drive over.

 

Four of the bridges were taken. The fifth, the most northern one, the bridge at Arnhem, was not.

 

The Operation was deemed to be failure. But was it? And if it was, then what was the reason?

 

Our Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Book Market-Garden/Arnhem is the only one that covers the entire area and includes personal views by (then) Lt Col John Frost who led the epic struggle at the Arnhem Bridge - the Bridge Too Far.

 

AND - like all of our main gude-books it comes with a large pull out battlefield map.