Pen and Sword Books: Arnhem - Battle of the Woods

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Arnhem - Battle of the Woods (4 reviews)
Market Garden Colletcion
Imprint: Pen & Sword Digital
Found in: Military DVDs
World War Two DVDs
Series: Battlefield History TV
Running Time: 80 mins
ISBN: 5060247620282
Published: 2 August 2012
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Jumping in to Drop Zones eight to ten miles from Arnhem on the second day of Operation Market Garden was always going to be difficult for Brigadier “Shan” Hackett’s 4th British Parachute Brigade. With little information on how 1 Para Brigade’s battle went the day before or what faced them on the ground the stage was set for an epic battle. Author John Waddy, veteran company commander in 156 Para Battalion and a team of some of the best Arnhem experts take the viewer to the ground where 4 Para Brigade tangled with the SS troopers of the Hohenstaufen Panzer Division in the woods to the west of Arnhem in what was to be an unequal but heroic battle; the result of a flawed concept and plan.

Driven back from the German blocking position the Brigade was withdrawing across Landing Zone P when the Polish heavy lift aboard gliders swept in to further chaos to a rapidly deteriorating situation. Captain Quirepel was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his action in helping stem the enemy advance long enough for the Paratroopers to escape across the railway embankment by nightfall.

On the third day of the battle veterans recall a lethal day of cat and mouse in the woods as the Paratroopers and surviving glider soldiers struggled to rejoin the rest of the Division around Oosterbeek.
Product Reviews
I’ve reviewed quite a few Battlefield History DVD’s before, and they just kept getting better and better. This DVD does an admirable job of helping the viewer get a feel for what the battlefield was... [read full review]
Daly History Blog
A part of the superb Operation Market Garden series, which is surely the definitive DVD study of the ill-fated campaign. This episode follows the progress of the 4th Parachute Brigade during the first three days... [read full review]
Pegasus Archive
This DVD tells the story with the aid of archive footage and survivors of the battle. Major John Waddy, of 156 Para battalion is just one of the experts who will guide you through the... [read full review]
Army Rumour Service Website, John Corr
Arnhem - Battle of the Woods is the second instalment of the three part Market Garden DVD collection from BHTV (Battlefield History TV).

BHTV has developed into a slick, highly professional production company.... [read full review]

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