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March 12 , 2008

Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to Operation Market Garden



Like the other books in the Holts' acclaimed Battlefield Guide Series (see inside front cover for details) this is much more than just a guidebook. It charts in fascinating detail what happened at each recommended stop and brings alive, with cameos and personal recollections, the dramatic events of September 1944.It is the very first detailed guide to chart the entire MARKET-GARDEN Corridor - from Leopoldsburg in Belgium and over the important bridges at the Scheldt-Maas Canal, the Wilhelmina Canal, the Zuid Willemsvaart Canal, the Maas and the Waal to the Bridge at Arnhem over the Lower Rhine - the 'Bridge Too Far'.There are stories of gallantry, despair, humour, fear and dogged persistence- here was a hidden execution ground and cemetery in Belgium
- here Pfc Joe Mann threw himself onto a grenade to save his buddies
- here the 504th PIR made the daring crossing over the Waal
- here was Diogenes, the Germans' menacing secret bunker
- here twin brothers of the British Airborne were killed together
- here Colonel Johnny Frost clung on for 4 desperate daysThis third edition includes:• An UPDATE Section with GPS locations, new/changed Memorials, Museums and Tourist Information
• An Approach Route and five recommended timed Itineraries
• Sketch maps in all the Itineraries
• Memorials to the liberating Allies and the suffering Civilians
• Museums, sites of DZs and LZs
• Allied and German Cemeteries and Information on their War Graves Associations
• Historical background to and summary of the Operation
• Holland after the battles to the present day
• Information on Veterans' and Commemorative Associations and Events
• Useful tourist information
• Full colour illustrations throughout
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