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A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle by Cornelius Ryan

By Cornelius Ryan

<big>THE vintage ACCOUNT of 1 OF the main DRAMATIC BATTLES of global battle II </big>

A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the conflict of Arnhem, which marshalled the best armada of troop-carrying airplane ever assembled and price the Allies approximately two times as many casualties as D-Day.

during this compelling paintings of background, Ryan narrates the Allied attempt to finish the struggle in Europe in 1944 via losing the mixed airborne forces of the yank and British armies in the back of German traces to seize the an important bridge around the Rhine at Arnhem. targeting an unlimited solid of characters -- from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to universal infantrymen and commanders -- Ryan brings to existence essentially the most bold and ill-fated operations of the warfare. A Bridge Too Far beautifully recreates the fear and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which resulted in sour defeat for the Allies.

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Maj. Arndt. However, the reinforcements are too little too late and the city falls to a pincer attack on August 24 by the two regiments of the 35th Infantry Division from the west and a task force from CCB, 4th Armored Division, from the east. Generalmajor Arndt is killed in the fighting. v and skirts the city. The next day, 11th Infantry Regiment is counterattacked by a Kampfgruppe from Fontainebleau leading to a day of fighting on the outskirts of the city. 11 The 11th Infantry Regiment pushes into Fontainebleau on August 23, and begins sending troops over the Seine by improvised means.

In the foreground is a Volkswagen Kübelwagen while behind are a StuG III assault gun and a burned-out halftrack with anti-aircraft gun. (NARA) were evacuated eastward, leaving abandoned offices throughout the city. The unreliability of the French police was a growing concern to German commanders throughout northern France, and in early August, Kluge decided to conduct a surprise disarmament on Sunday, August 13. This action was the immediate catalyst for the Paris uprising. The French learned about the plan shortly before it was carried out.

Haislip’s XV Corps encountered modest resistance, as the German Seventh Army was preoccupied trying to fight their way out of the Falaise gap. The 79th Infantry Division had been motorized starting on August 14 to keep pace with the neighboring 5th Armored Division and was reinforced with the 749th Tank Battalion and 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion. To facilitate a rapid advance, the 106th Cavalry Group spearheaded it. The 79th Division moved toward Nogent-le-Roi while the 5th Armored Division moved on Dreux.

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