THEN AND NOW VOLUME 1
Before the events of September 1944 fade into history, After the Battle
presents the story of the airborne landings in Holland through hundreds of 'then
and now' comparison photographs. Editor Karel Margry has studied the battle and
explored the battlefield for more than 20 years and has collected virtually
every photograph taken during those fateful ten days. Many are published here
for the first time giving an unrivalled pictorial account of a bold initiative
which the Allied Land Commander, Field-Marshal Bernard Montgomery, believed
would shorten the war. The failure to capture and hold the last bridge of the
nine to be taken spelled disaster for the lst Airborne Division from which over
8,000 men failed to return.
VOLUME 1: ISBN 1 870067 39 8
£34.95 CODE F051
Contents Volume 1:
VOLUME 1 covers the mounting of the operation and the crucial
first two days of the battle. The story opens with the planning and preparation
of the double undertaking - of 'Market' by the newly created First Allied
Airborne Army in the UK and 'Garden' by the British Second Army on the
Belgian-Dutch border. The scene then switches to describe the German military
situation in the Netherlands on the eve of battle. The massive initial airborne
landings of September 17, 1944, are then recounted with equal attention to each
of the three airborne divisions involved. The break-out battle by the Guards
Armoured Division, spearhead of the ground army, is likewise illustrated with an
unprecedented wealth of photographs. The second day of the operation, September
18, sees the Guards reaching the 101st Airborne at Eindhoven, making their first
contact with the airborne army.
PART I: OPERATION 'MARKET-GARDEN'
The Creation of First Allied Airborne
The Planning of Operation 'Market-Garden'
The Battle of the Belgian
Second Army prepares for Operation 'Garden'
The German Situation
in the Netherlands
PART II: THE FIRST DAY
Preliminary Bombing Operations
The 101st Airborne Division
The 82nd Airborne Division
1st Airborne Division
The XXX Corps Break-Out
PART III: LOSS OF MOMENTUM
The 101st Airborne Division takes Eindhoven
First Link-Up: XXX Corps reaches Eindhoven
101st Airborne Division: The
82nd Airborne Division: The Second Lift
Bomber Resupply for
the American Divisions
1st Airborne Division, September 18 (D+1)
Index for Volume 1
|This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 24 January, 2007.