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ΑΡΝΕΜ Η ΤΕΛΕΥΤΑΙΑ ΝΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΩΝ

ΑΡΝΕΜ Η ΤΕΛΕΥΤΑΙΑ ΝΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΩΝ History
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ΑΡΝΕΜ Η ΤΕΛΕΥΤΑΙΑ ΝΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΩΝ
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On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of the German airborne forces, suddenly heard a deafening roar of aircraft engines. He immediately stepped out onto the balcony of his office, which dominated the flat terrain of southern Holland, and saw the "air armada", which, consisting of Dakota transport aircraft and gliders, was carrying a British and two American formations: the 1st, 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. Student was surprised, but also impressed, by the magnificent sight of this huge concentration of Allied airborne forces. Operation Market Garden was a plan which aspired to end the war by taking the bridges leading to and across the Lower Rhine. Was it a bold project? the Americans, in fact, thought it might be too bold for Marshal Montgomery's standards. However, was there ever the slightest chance of it succeeding? The cost of its failure was heavy, especially for the people of Holland, who risked everything to help the Allies. German retaliation, characterized by cruelty and brutality, continued until the end of the war. The British attempt to present the failure of the operation as a heroic defeat wrapped the real story of Arnhem in a veil of myth and mystery. Antony Beevor draws his information from a variety of sources, many of which have been marginalised, and refers to Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives. The author's aim is to recreate, as accurately as possible, the horrific reality of this battle, which General Student himself called the "Last Victory of the Germans".

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