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GHQ LIAISON REGIMENT: OPERATION MARKET GARDEN By ASHER PIRT
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This book describes the role of GHQ Liaison Regiment, better known as Phantom, during Operation Market Garden. The information in the paper is based on considerable primary source material from... More > former serving members of GHQ Liaison Regiment. The unit had patrols with 1 Airborne Corps HQ, Second Army HQ, 43 British Division, 1 Airborne Division, US 82 Airborne Division, US 101 Airborne Division and 52 Lowland Division. The Phantom net by 23 September provided the only Wireless link between 1 Airborne and the Second Army/1 Airborne Corps.< 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
Engineers At The Bridge By John Sliz
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The defense of the Arnhem bridge is one of history’s most epic battles and the 1st Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers played an important part in it. Finding itself defending several buildings... More > around the bridge, the engineers were forced to put down their picks and shovels and pick up their rifles and Bren guns to fight as infantry. Starting with the creation of the squadron to the rebuilding after the battle, this is the story of how they held on even as the buildings they occupied burned and crumbled around them. Book #3 in the Market Garden Engineer Series.< Less
Basic Function By John Sliz
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The 4th Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers was raised to support the 4th Parachute Brigade and landed with them at Arnhem on 18th September 1944. Responsible for getting the brigade's heavy... More > transport and guns across the railway embankment during their hasty retreat into the Oosterbeek Perimeter, the squadron found itself split in half and inserted into the line to fight as infantry. Each half stood their ground after repeated attacks, taking numerous casualties in the process. This in not only the story of how they held out, but how they managed to hit back at their attackers before they were eventually evacuated.< Less
White Knight on a Motorbike By Jack Wood
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Personal memoirs of a WW2 Despatch Rider with the Royal Signals. Incorporating, Initial Training, D-Day landing, Operation Market Garden and Liberation of Belsen Concentration Camp
Final Combat: Battle of Arnhem By Bennett P. Lacy
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This book contains 75 skirmish scenarios that chronicle the battle of Arnhem during Operation Market-Garden. Although it is written for Final Combat, it will translate well to most skirmish rules.
GHQ Liaison Regiment: A Nominal Roll with Short Biographies By ASHER PIRT
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This book contains a nominal roll of former members of a specialist but incredibly important Second World War unit designated General Headquarters Liaison Regiment. Its codename was Phantom. The roll... More > also includes former members of No.3 Military and Air Mission and GHQ Reconnaissance Unit. This is the author's first attempt to produce a nominal roll of former members since the Second World War and they include Officers and Other Ranks that the author has come across in researching a definitive history of GHQ Liaison Regiment. It includes detailed biographical information where possible, Honours and Awards to various former members of the unit. The nominal roll is now fairly complete. Please get in touch for information about individuals or if you can assist in providing more information about former members asher[at]pirtonline.org< Less
Final Combat: Battle of Arnhem By Bennett P. Lacy
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This book contains 75 skirmish scenarios that chronicle the battle of Arnhem during Operation Market-Garden. Although it is written for Final Combat, it will translate well to most skirmish rules.
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
1 BRITISH AIRBORNE DIVISION PHANTOM By ASHER PIRT
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Asher Pirt has published a history of a small patrol from Phantom that served with the 1 British Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden. Phantom (GHQ Liaison Regiment) was a Second World... More > War information and liaison organisation with secure communications. Neville Hay, John Hobkirk and three other men were deployed to carry out specialised duties but ended up being the sole means of communications from the embattled Airborne Division at Arnhem. This publication is part of a wider research project into the role of Phantom in the North West Europe campaign. The author welcomes feedback from readers< Less