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The Resource Arnhem : the battle for the bridges, 1944, Antony Beevor

Arnhem : the battle for the bridges, 1944, Antony Beevor

Label
Arnhem : the battle for the bridges, 1944
Title
Arnhem
Title remainder
the battle for the bridges, 1944
Statement of responsibility
Antony Beevor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But could it ever have worked? The cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch, who risked everything to help. German reprisals were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war. The British fascination with heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths. Antony Beevor, using often overlooked sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting, which General Student himself called 'The Last German Victory'. Yet this book, written in Beevor's inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single, dramatic battle. It looks into the very heart of war
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659793
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beevor, Antony
Dewey number
940.5421
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Arnhem, Battle of, Arnhem, Netherlands, 1944
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the battle for the bridges, 1944.
Label
Arnhem : the battle for the bridges, 1944, Antony Beevor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.The Chase is On! -- 2.`Mad Tuesday' -- 3.The First Allied Airborne Army -- 4.Doubts Dismissed -- 5.The Day of the Hatchet -- 6.Final Touches -- 7.Eve of Battle -- Saturday 16 September -- 8.Airborne Invasion -- Sunday Morning 17 September -- 9.The German Reaction -- Sunday 17 September -- 10.The British Landings -- Sunday 17 September -- 11.The American Landings -- Sunday 17 September -- 12.Night and Day Arnhem -- 17--18 September -- 13.Arnhem -- The Second Lift -- Monday 18 September -- 14.The American Divisions and XXX Corps -- Monday 18 September -- 15.Arnhem -- Tuesday 19 September -- 16.Nijmegen and Eindhoven -- Tuesday 19 September -- 17.Nijmegen -- Crossing the Waal -- Wednesday 20 September -- 18.Arnhem Bridge and Oosterbeek -- Wednesday 20 September -- 19.Nijmegen and Hell's Highway -- Thursday 21 September -- 20.Oosterbeek -- Thursday 21 September -- 21.Black Friday -- 22 September -- 22.Saturday 23 September --
  • Contents note continued: 23.Sunday 24 September -- 24.Operation Berlin -- Monday 25 September -- 25.Oosterbeek, Arnhem, Nijmegen -- Tuesday 26 September -- 26.The Evacuation and Looting of Arnhem -- 23 September to November 1944 -- 27.The Island of Men -- September to November 1944 -- 28.The Hunger Winter -- November 1944 to May 1945
Control code
000062710202
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 457 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241326763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP13002046
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1020463421
Label
Arnhem : the battle for the bridges, 1944, Antony Beevor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.The Chase is On! -- 2.`Mad Tuesday' -- 3.The First Allied Airborne Army -- 4.Doubts Dismissed -- 5.The Day of the Hatchet -- 6.Final Touches -- 7.Eve of Battle -- Saturday 16 September -- 8.Airborne Invasion -- Sunday Morning 17 September -- 9.The German Reaction -- Sunday 17 September -- 10.The British Landings -- Sunday 17 September -- 11.The American Landings -- Sunday 17 September -- 12.Night and Day Arnhem -- 17--18 September -- 13.Arnhem -- The Second Lift -- Monday 18 September -- 14.The American Divisions and XXX Corps -- Monday 18 September -- 15.Arnhem -- Tuesday 19 September -- 16.Nijmegen and Eindhoven -- Tuesday 19 September -- 17.Nijmegen -- Crossing the Waal -- Wednesday 20 September -- 18.Arnhem Bridge and Oosterbeek -- Wednesday 20 September -- 19.Nijmegen and Hell's Highway -- Thursday 21 September -- 20.Oosterbeek -- Thursday 21 September -- 21.Black Friday -- 22 September -- 22.Saturday 23 September --
  • Contents note continued: 23.Sunday 24 September -- 24.Operation Berlin -- Monday 25 September -- 25.Oosterbeek, Arnhem, Nijmegen -- Tuesday 26 September -- 26.The Evacuation and Looting of Arnhem -- 23 September to November 1944 -- 27.The Island of Men -- September to November 1944 -- 28.The Hunger Winter -- November 1944 to May 1945
Control code
000062710202
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 457 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241326763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP13002046
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1020463421

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