The Bridge, Hardback Book

Description

In June 1944 the Allies invaded Normandy and advanced in a broad front as far as Antwerp.

The rapid advance came to a halt when supplies became overstretched and it faced newly regrouped German lines.

British Field Marshal Montgomery devised a plan to invade Germany north of these lines: Operation Market Garden.

The plan consisted of two parts. Operation Market: airborne troops capturing the river crossings along the route.

Operation Garden: ground troops advancing northwards.

The First British Airborne Division was ordered to take the bridges at Arnhem.

They then had to hold the bridges for two days until the tanks of the XXX Corps (30th Corps) arrived heading north. Have they been sent on a risky mission or is it plain suicide?

No other WW2 battle catches the imagination more than the valiant effort of the British forces dropped at Arnhem.

Montgomery's brilliant and daring plan leads the Airbornes to a nine day struggle against Hitler's elite forces.

This classic tale of epic proportions is now told in the form of a graphic novel mixing drama and true events into one compelling story.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48 pages, graphic novel: full colour throughout
  • Publisher: PelikaanPers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True war & combat stories
  • ISBN: 9789490000042

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