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Operation Market-Garden 1944 3: The British XXX Corps Missions

Ken Ford Graham Turner

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Osprey
20 January 2018
History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Battles & campaigns
Field Marshal Montgomery's plan to get Second British Army behind the fortifications of the German Siegfried Line in 1944 led to the hugely ambitions Operation Market-Garden. Part of this plan called for a rapid advance from Belgium through Holland up to and across the lower Rhine by the British XXX Corps along a single road already dominated by airborne troops.

Their objective along this road was the bridge at Arnhem, the target of British and Polish airborne troops. Once XXX Corps had reached this bridge it would then make for the German industrial area of the Ruhr. The operation was bold in outlook but risky in concept.

Using specially commissioned artwork and detailed analysis, Ken Ford completes this trilogy on Operation Market-Garden by examining this attack which, if successful, could have shortened the war in the west considerably. Yet it turned out to be a bridge too far.
By:   Ken Ford
Illustrated by:   Graham Turner
Imprint:   Osprey
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   317
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   311g
ISBN:   9781472820129
ISBN 10:   1472820126
Series:   Campaign
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   20 January 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ken Ford trained as an engineer and spent almost 30 years in the telecommunications industry before a change in career led him to become a full-time military historian. He is the author of over 30 books on various aspects of World War II. Ken now lives in Southampton. Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.

Reviews for Operation Market-Garden 1944 3: The British XXX Corps Missions

.. .highly recommended due to the excellent organization of the book, the superior writing style of the author, the excellent quality of the illustrations and b&w images, and the thorough coverage of the activities of XXX Corps in Operation Market-Garden. - IPMS / USA The images chosen and commissioned for the book provide excellent context for the text describing the people and events that occurred. The narrowing of the book's focus to the ground assault alone allows sufficient detail of the actions to be provided that the result is very readable and informative for such a short book. It does not try to cram too much into too short a book, as some other volumes in the series have done. - AMPS


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