Operation Market Garden

The Campaign for the Low Countries, Autumn 1944: Seventy Years On

Author: John Buckley

Publisher: Helion

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 176

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In September 1944 the Western Allies mounted an audacious attempt to seize a crossing over the Rhine into Germany in a bid to end the Second World War quickly. Yet despite the deployment of thousands of American, British and Polish airborne troops, in conjunction with the efforts of ground forces to link up with them, ultimately at Arnhem in the Netherlands, the plan failed spectacularly and the war continued well into 1945. Famously depicted in the blockbuster film A Bridge Too Far (1977) the operation, code named Market Garden, has attained iconic status and is the subject of countless books, documentaries and articles, and is subjected to more speculation than almost any other Allied operation of the war.After 70 years it is time to reevaluate the importance, impact and outcome of Market Garden, alongside a wider reappraisal of the fighting in the Low Countries in the autumn of 1944. This collection of essays addresses such questions as: * Why did Market Garden take place?* Why did it fail?* What were the consequences of the operation?* How did it impact on the experience of war in the Low Countries in 1944?* How and why has it been depicted, studied and commemorated in the years since 1944?* How did Market Garden fit into the overall campaign in the Low Countries in the autumn of 1944?Operation Market Garden: The Campaign for the Low Countries, Autumn 1944: Seventy Years On is the result of a major international conference held at the University of Wolverhampton in September 2014. The contributors are drawn from a body of historians, military professionals and researchers who met to reevaluate these questions after the passage of 70 years. It highlights many new areas of interest and forces us to rethink our understanding of this pivotal period of the Second World War.

Operation Market Garden

The Campaign for the Low Countries, Autumn 1944: Seventy Years On

Author: John Buckley

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 507

In September 1944 the Western Allies mounted an audacious attempt to seize a crossing over the Rhine into Germany in a bid to end the Second World War quickly. Yet despite the deployment of thousands of American, British and Polish airborne troops, in conjunction with the efforts of ground forces to link up with them, ultimately at Arnhem in the Netherlands, the plan failed spectacularly and the war continued well into 1945. Famously depicted in the blockbuster film A Bridge Too Far (1977) the operation, code named Market Garden, has attained iconic status and is the subject of countless books, documentaries and articles, and is subjected to more speculation than almost any other Allied operation of the war. After 70 years it is time to reevaluate the importance, impact and outcome of Market Garden, alongside a wider reappraisal of the fighting in the Low Countries in the autumn of 1944. This collection of essays addresses such questions as: • Why did Market Garden take place? • Why did it fail? • What were the consequences of the operation? • How did it impact on the experience of war in the Low Countries in 1944? • How and why has it been depicted, studied and commemorated in the years since 1944? • How did Market Garden fit into the overall campaign in the Low Countries in the autumn of 1944? Operation Market Garden: The Campaign for the Low Countries, Autumn 1944: Seventy Years On is the result of a major international conference held at the University of Wolverhampton in September 2014. The contributors are drawn from a body of historians, military professionals and researchers who met to reevaluate these questions after the passage of 70 years. It highlights many new areas of interest and forces us to rethink our understanding of this pivotal period of the Second World War.

الملك لير

Author: ويليام شكسبير

Publisher: ktab INC.

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 567

إن نجاحنا في الحياة يعتمد في المقام الأول على حسن تقديرنا للأمور، وعلى تمييز الطيب من الخبيث. فمهما يكن الأمر، علينا أولًا إعمال العقل؛ لأن فقدانه يعني فقدان كل شيء. هذه هي الرسالة التى أراد أن يرسلها لنا «شكسبير»؛ فلو أن الملك «لير» عقل الأمور لما انخدع في حب ابنتيه «غونوريل» و«ريغان» وفقد كل شيء. لقد عمل شكسبير على التأكيد على انتصار الشر بمقتل الملك وابنته، وأصرَّ على هذه النهاية التراجيدية كي يبقى أثرها في نفس المتلقي. وقد تجاوزت الرواية حدود المحلية الإنجليزية وانطلقت نحو العالمية، وكان لها أثر كبير في الأدب العالمي؛ فتُرجمت إلى عدة لغات لأكثر من مرة — كان منها العربية — كما مُثِّلت على المسرح العالمي والعربي، واعتبرها بعض النقاد أكثر المسرحيات المأساوية إثارة للنفس.

مذكرات بكوك 1/2

Author: تشارلز ديكنز

Publisher: افاق للنشر والتوزيع

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 1418

View: 701

اختفاء

رواية

Author: هشام مطر

Publisher: دار الشروق

ISBN:

Category: Arabic fiction

Page: 250

View: 718

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