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The Waffen SS at Arnhem Ian Baxter

The Waffen SS at Arnhem By Ian Baxter

The Waffen SS at Arnhem by Ian Baxter

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Describes how the ambitious Allied airborne Landing at Arnhem was thwarted by the presence of two elite Waffen-SS divisions. Covers the fierce action as the lightly armed Paras were worn down. Superb contemporary images of action and equipment. Compiled by leading IOW author.

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The Waffen SS at Arnhem: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives by Ian Baxter

The 1944 Arnhem airborne operation, immortalized by the film A Bridge Too Far, will forever be remembered as a great British feat of arms. British and Polish paratroopers displayed outstanding courage and tenacity in a desperate last stand situation. And yet, as this book describes, the plan was fatally flawed as the 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions were recuperating and concealed nearby. What followed was a bloody battle of attrition the result of which was arguably inevitable. Drawing on rare and unpublished photographs, this Images of War series work reveals the historical combat record of the `Hohenstaufen` and `Frundsberg` divisions. It describes the intensity of the fighting in and around Arnhem between these elite SS and supporting units against a lightly armed yet equally determined enemy. In spite of the war being only months away from its end and the defeat increasingly certain, the SS soldier remained fanatically motivated. This superbly illustrated book with its well-researched text and full captions captures the drama of that historic battle for a bridge over the Rhine.

About Ian Baxter

Ian Baxter is a much-published author and photographic collector whose books draw an increasing following. Among his many previous titles in the Images of War Series are Hitler's Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, The Ghettos of Nazi Occupied Poland, German Army on the Eastern Front -The Advance, German Army on the Eastern Front -The Retreat, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and the SS Waffen Division series including SS Leibstandarte Division, SS Totenkopf Division At War. He lives near Chelmsford, Essex

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The Waffen SS at Arnhem: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives by Ian Baxter
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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