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Dropped In It By Colin Hall
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The journey of a man through the 20th century from his abandonment at birth in 1921, death of his adoptive mother, leaving school at 14, training with the RASC and Parachute Regiment and the horrors... More > of being sent to the battle of Arnhem in 1944 and subsequent months at Stalag POW camp and concluding with the struggle to build a business post-war and trace his natural parents after more than 40 years apart. Contains black and white photos.< Less
A Long Tradition By John Sliz
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The 9th (Airborne) Field Company, Royal Engineers has had a long tradition of fighting as infantry and the operation at Arnhem was no exception. Over nine days the company obtained the highest death... More > toll of any unit in the British 1st Airborne Division. This disproportionally high figure shows how involved they were in the battle at the bridge, in the battle trying to get to the bridge and in the defense of the Oosterbeek Perimeter. In the end, roughly thirty percent of those who landed by glider nine days previously managed to evacuate across the river. It was a high price to pay. This is book #6 in the Market Garden Engineer Series and, like the others in the series, it contains numerous original maps and photos.< Less
The Wrong Side Of The River By John Sliz
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During Operation Market Garden, the 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade landed on the south side of the Rhine River, directly across from where the British 1st Airborne Division was trapped. The... More > brigade's mission was to get across the river to reinforce the British and the responsibility of getting them across fell to the engineer company. Without proper equipment and training the Polish engineer company struggled with their assignment. This is their story. 32 b + w pages Original maps and drawings Roll Of Honour Nominal Roll< Less
A Token Force By John Sliz
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Only 22 men from the 1st Airborne Division's Field Park Company went to Arnhem. This book studies not only what the 22 men did, but what would have happened if the entire company had been taken to... More > Arnhem. The outcome may have been different. Book #7 of the Market Garden Engineer Series.< Less