Military history

Nijmegen: U.S. 82nd Airborne Division - 1944

Nijmegen: U.S. 82nd Airborne Division - 1944

The 82nd Airborne Division fought some of its most desperate battles in support of the British landings at Arnhem, yet these actions are little known today.. All of the units, personalities and actions of this hopeless struggle are covered in the acclaimed Battleground Europe style. This heavily illustrated work also contains a guide to the battle sites, monuments and local facilities as they are today.

INTRODUCTION

ADVICE TO VISITORS

Chapter 1. BACKGROUND AND THE MARKET GARDEN PLAN

Chapter 2. THE CAPTURE OF THE BRIDGE AT GRAVE

Chapter 3. THE OVERASSELT DZ AND THE MAAS / WAAL CANAL BRIDGES

Chapter 4. MOLENHOEK AND THE HILL

Chapter 5. THE GROESBEEK HEIGHTS

Chapter 6. BERG EN DAL, BEEK AND DEVIL’S HILL

Chapter 7. NIJMEGEN AND THE WAAL BRIDGES

Chapter 8. CAPTURE OF THE WAAL BRIDGES

Chapter 9. LENT – NORTH OF THE WAAL

Chapter 10. OOUSTERHOUT – PRIVATE TOWLE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

Appendix I. ORDERS OF BATTLE

Appendix II. CEMETERIES