[Crossing the Rhine: Breaking into Nazi Germany 1944 and 1945–The Greatest Airborne Battles in History KINDLE] ´ Hardcover author Lloyd Clark ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free
A solid if unremarkable account of the allied effort to et across the Rhine River during World War II through the use of airborne forces The first is an account of Operation Market Garden September 1944 and the second is Operation Varsity March 1945 As most know Market Garden was basically a defeat for the allies while Varsity was an unualified success I picked up this book because I was interested in reading about Varsity Varsity has not received as much attention as the other airborne operations in Europe and I was happy to find this book in a bargain bin Unfortunately Mr Clark devotes space to Market Garden I estimate two thirds and the section on Varsity feels almost cursory Though it s than I ve found before so even this is better than nothing As I stated at the beginning Crossing the Rhine isn t a bad book It just places too much emphasis on the wrong operation I m keeping it nonethelessIt s a brisk read I would have finished it much sooner but I had other things to do so it became a read before lights out project A fair read all in all Just don t expect anything roundbreaking if you elect to pick it up Alright I m a World War II buff when it come to books and as a former paratrooper drawn to stories of my fellow airborne brethren Admittedly any book that covers Operation Market Garden
"Is Going To Be Compared "going to be compared A Bridge Too Far which I read so many years ago With that being said I have to say this was a very ood book It did not examine Market Garden in isolation in the totality of the war at the time Clark includes the ongoing self promotion of Montgomery who was trying to trying to win the war all by himself by using American troops and supplies Clark knows that the definitive history of the operation is the fore mention book so he does not try to reinvent the wheel He examines the battle not only in the historical sense but the personal sense There is a very liberal sprinkling of first hand narratives throughout the book This draws in the reader in driving how just how much this battle just as all others is not emotionless point in history worth study or entertainment Well Clark excels beyond A Bridge Too Far is how he ties it into the conduct of the rest of the war and specifically Operation Plunder Varsity Clark details how the Allies were smart in uickly examining what went right and what went wrong in Market Garden Those costly lessons were applied to the
Next Great Airborne Drop To Seize And Secure The Eastgreat airborne drop to seize and secure the east of the Rhine This is a reat book for any avid World War II reader or military history in eneral This is also a book that should be read by today s military leaders from suad to combatant command Its lessons. From one of the world’s leading military historians comes a thrilling and richly detailed account of the two most critical offensives in World War II’s western theater after D Day the Allied airborne assaults on the Rhine In September 1944 with the Allies still celebrating their success at Normandy and eager to finish the job thirty five thousand US and British troops parachuted into Nazi territo.
Lloyd Clark Ú 7 charactersOk was well researched but his conclusions are uestionable Finely crafted narrative detailed but reads like a novelThis is one of the rare military history books which will please both the diehard World War II expert and the casual war history reader The author creates a nice balance with personal recollections of the soldiers involved both the Allied airborne troops and the German defenders and an overview of the battle action as seen from the perspective of the Verdammt verliebt generals Unfortunately had already read this book under its Arnhem title shame because it s areat story and it s well told by Lloyd but
couldn t read again Of all the books I ve read on combatt read again Of all the books I ve read on combat Europe during World War II it seems as if the ones on airborne operations are the most exciting This book provides lots of excellent firsthand accounts of the Market Garden and Plunder Varsity operations most of it from the British point of view but with American and German recollections as well The maps are few and not very helpful which makes it hard to understand the overall picture of the operations There is lots of narrative dealing with the occasionally adversarial relationship between Field Marshal Montgomery and Supreme Allied Commander Eisenhower as well One of my favorite elements of this book was the fair amount of attention The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, given to thelider troops nice to see them Inverloch Volume 4 getting a bit of loveOverall a veryood read about two vastly different Allied airborne operations This isn t the best book for a big picture view but if you like personal accounts or little pictures you ll enjoy this one Excellent read on two of the The Good and Beautiful God greatest airborne operations in history Market Garden and Operation Plunder Varsity Lots of details and first person accounts of the men who fought these two battles from both sides Allied and German Another version of an old storyReview by Steve Cole Leanna s husband Found the book on her Kindle she seems to haveotten a shared copy from our friendOne of many books on the subject ood read but no new information British writing eg whilst but fairly portrayed Monty as a self promoting lory hound World War II starring Bernard Montgomery with minor appearances by D Eisenhower and some minor American extras The book didn t uite reach the point of saying Market Garden was stupid and Varsity a waste of aviation fuel but should have As someone who has read a few hundred WWII books
I found it pleasantly readable like a rerun of a ood movie Don t expect and you will enjoyfound it pleasantly readable like a rerun of a ood movie Don t expect and you will enjoy Far account of Market Garden and Operation VarsityWhile I really enjoyed other works by Clark I felt too much of the material concerned Market Garden I have read better books on the topic. S of intense fighting they were forced to retreat Several months later in March 1945 Montgomery orchestrated another airborne attack of the Rhine; this time they won and began their march into the heart of the Third Reich Crossing the Rhine moves at a fast pace delivers an innovative interpretation of the past and forces us to ask ourselves just what it takes in blood spilt in lives lost to win in wa. ,
Of not taking into account what can The Horse in Celtic Culture go wrong are just as critical today as they were when overlooked then Its also areat example of highly motivated small roups of troops can do Lloyd Clark takes us behind the scenes of the Allies in Europe during the last year of World War II During that time the two largest airborne operations in history Operation Market Garden and Operation
Plunder Varsity Took Place In An Effort To Break ThroughVarsity took place in an effort to break through lines and bring the war to its
close Market Garden immortalized in the book and film A Bridge TooMarket Garden immortalized in the book and film A Bridge Too was a disaster and Plunder Varsity a reat success although with limited objectives Clark takes the reader into the planning execution and results of these two operations and comes away with interpretations that Every Boys Dream go against whateneral scholarship has said about them In presenting his views Clark takes a decidedly pro British tone in what was a rather prickly rivalry between American and British leadership In Clark s view Gen Dwight Eisenhower s leadership and strategic vision was rather limited and his lack of vision and initiative prolonged the war by several months In Clark s view British Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery although a preening arrogant prima donna was truly the visionary His plan for Market Garden according to Clark was a ood plan with flaws but poorly executed Much of the blame for the plan s lack of success is pinned on the lack of support from Supreme Headuarters Omar Bradley also comes under fire for his lack of support although even by Clark s description Montgomery was someone who would have been nearly impossible to like andor respect Clark oes into reat detail during the battles and the book is chock full
Of First Person Accounts Whichfirst person accounts which to the verisimilitude of the book The book does have its flaws Clark is loose with his facts at one point referring to American President Theodore Roosevelt conferring with Winston Churchill The reader has to wonder what the editor was doing because there are numerous typos and passages that were obviously sloppily edited with stray words hanging in the air Clark s final interpretation of the airborne assaults leaves the reader raising his eyebrows He calls Market Garden the right plan for that point in time while all the time pointing out the flaws drop zones miles away from objectives armor support that had to fight its way up one narrow road that made the plan almost impossibly executable even if everything had one right which it did not He does not spend as much time on Plunder Varsity probably because it was much limited in its The Multi-Orgasmic Man goals and accomplishments but much successful Clark is obviously a supporter of airborne and his bo. Ry in the Netherlands The controversial offensive code named “Operation Market Garden” was conceived by British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery to secure the lower Rhine Germany’s lastreat natural barrier in the west and passage to Berlin Allied soldiers outnumbered Germans by two to one but they were poorly armed against German Panzer tanks and suffered devastating casualties After nine day. .