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  • Published: 15 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407081588
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

We Fought at Arnhem




Three soldiers tell the true story of the mission that became known as 'a bridge too far'.

Operation Market Garden: a plan to capture the bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem and outflank the German front.

In all thirty five thousand airborne troops were to land, either by parachute or glider, at three drop zones and move towards their objective. As the world now knows the mission was to be ‘a bridge too far’ for the British forces.

Mike Rossiter has interviewed three of the survivors of that fateful day, each involved in a different flank of the British attack, and in vivid detail reconstructs the events that lead up to this most famous of glorious defeats. It is at once a story of hubris and bad planning, but also of valiant sacrifice and inspirational courage.

  • Pub date: 15 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407081588
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the Author

Mike Rossiter

Mike Rossiter is an independent documentary film-maker, whose work has been nominated ofr BAFTA and EMMY awards. He won the Golden Fleece at the Dijon Film festival for his documentary on the attempted recovery of a B29 bomber from northern Greenland. In 2001 he filmed the search and recovery of the body of Donald Campbell and his record-breaking jet boat, Bluebird, from Coniston Water. In 2004 he filmed the discovery of the wreck of the Ark Royal. He lives in North London.

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