Events for Monday 17th September 2012
On This Day in History
The Battle of Arnhem17th September 1944
On 17 September 1944, Operation Market Garden - the greatest airbone assault of World War II - began. British, US and Polish airborne troops made a gallant attempt to seize and hold bridges across the Lower Rhine in Holland as a springboard for crossing into Germany.
Further ReadingA Drop too Many
(Paperback - 271 pages)
by J Frost
No-one who reads of the Battle of Arnhem can fail to be inspired by 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment's heroic defence of the north end of the Rhine road bridge - 'The Bridge Too Far' - for four nights and three days. John Frost's inspiring leadership as their Commanding Officer… Read more...Only £14.99 at Pen & Sword Books.