Arnhem 1944: Operation Market Garden (Campaign, Volume 24) by Stephen Badsey

By Stephen Badsey

Industry Garden' used to be probably the most audacious, and eventually debatable, operations of the second one international warfare - a joint penetration, through an armoured column and a large-scale airborne drop, to punch a decisive gap within the German defences. If it had succeeeded, the struggle may have led to 1944. but the two-pronged assault failed in its goals. This e-book information how, rather than being relieved after forty eight hours as anticipated, British paratroopers have been bring to a halt for 9 days. dealing with unforeseen SS Panzer divisions the Allies have been finally evacuated around the Rhine after placing up a big struggle: of the 10,000 males concerned under 2,000 survived.

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V Corps fire on German positions in the Hurtgen Forest in late November 1944. During the fierce six-week struggle for the woodland, the Americans suffered 31,500 killed, wounded, or captured and lost another 5,000 to battle fatigue and illness. German territory. To the southeast, the French First Army of the Sixth Army Group had liberated Strasbourg on November 23 but could go no farther. Patton had made little progress toward the Saar, and the British armies in the northwest were still trying to clear the Netherlands.

FIRST I CANAOIAN I An Avalanche from the Eaii Gulf of Riga SWEDEN # W«a Zap** fl/U77C SEA 00 km on the Vistula River: at Baranow, the First Ukrainian Front of Marshal Ivan 8. Konev; and at fay Pulawy and Magnuszew, by Marshal Georgy K. zhukov s First Belorusslan Front To the north, the Second and Third Belorussian fronts launched supporting attacks to trap General Hans Reinhardt's Army Group Center in East Prussia. Soviet fronts in the Baltics had already isolated Army Group North on the Courland peninsula.

Patton had made little progress toward the Saar, and the British armies in the northwest were still trying to clear the Netherlands. In addition, Hitler had begun firing his new V-l flying bombs on Antwerp. " The Allies, for their part, had absorbed a bitter lesson regarding the defensive abilities of the German army. Now, in what they so recently had hoped would be the final year of the conflict, the Allies would receive yet — — 33 another painful lesson about the offensive strength of the Wehrmacht.

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