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A Bridge Too Far A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan s masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem which marshalled the greatest armada of troop carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many

  • Title: A Bridge Too Far
  • Author: Cornelius Ryan
  • ISBN: 9780450837319
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Bridge Too Far By Cornelius Ryan, A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan s masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D Day.In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the AmeriA Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan s masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D Day.In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem Focusing on a vast cast of characters from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to common soldiers and commanders Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill fated operations of the war A Bridge Too Far superbly recreates the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies.
    A Bridge Too Far Jun , The key to the operation was the bridges, as if the Germans held or blew them, the paratroopers could not be relieved Faulty intelligence, Allied high command hubris, and stubborn German resistance would ensure that Arnhem was a bridge too far Written by grantss A bridge too far Idioms by The Free Dictionary a bridge too far An act or plan whose ambition overreaches its capability, resulting in or potentially leading to difficulty or failure Taken from the book A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan, which details the Allies disastrous attempts to capture German controlled bridges Watch A Bridge Too Far Prime Video A BRIDGE TOO FAR is one of the last great WWII films made on an epic and grand scale from the era of the late s through the s and finally faded away in A Bridge Too Far film How historically accurate is the movie A Bridge Too Far A Bridge Too Far was the title of Ryan s book upon which the movie was based The phrase a Bridge Too Far accurately sums up the reason for the defeat of the allied advance The phrase a Bridge Too Far accurately sums up the reason for the defeat of the allied advance. A Bridge Too Far p World War II Sean Connery Aug , Operation Market Garden, September The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the A Bridge Too Far The Classic History of the Greatest A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan s masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D Day. A Bridge Too Far Quest World of Warcraft A Bridge Too Far is a epic war film based on the book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman It was produced by Joseph E Levine and Richard P Levine and directed by Richard Attenborough

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    1. Cornelius Ryan has a knack for writing military histories that are incredibly accessible I m a far cry from being an armchair general I didn t grow up playing Risk, and my primary point of reference for distinguishing between aircraft carriers and destroyers is the number of pegs required to sink them in the game Battleship and even then I manage to mix them up Don t get me wrong, Ryan s trio of WWII accounts The Longest Day, The Last Battle, and A Bridge Too Far tell you who was doing what, whe [...]

    2. I found this a terrific rendition of a disastrous Allied campaign in World War 2 to break through into Germany at Arnheim in the Netherlands in September 1944 Prior to the time it was published in 1974, the Market Garden failure hadn t received much attention by historians In terms of scope, its massive deployment of over 40,000 airborne troops delivered by parachute and glider was larger than used in D Day or in Italy The incursion of 15 17,000 Allied casualties made it a costly disappointment [...]

    3. As others have pointed out before A Bridge Too Far was something of a ground breaker Operation Market Garden was a forgotten battle in the annals of World War II Forgotten by all except those who fought it in it both sides and those who survived it soldiers and civilians Yes there had been a few books and a couple films about the failed operation In 1954 Clark Gable starred in a movie called Betrayed that blamed the failure on a traitor within the Dutch resistance which made for great drama, but [...]

    4. UPDATE REVIEW Fantastic but unrealistic That s Eisenhower s first reaction and opinion upon hearing Montgomery s plan regarding Operation Market Garden Fantastic and realistic That s Erie s hey, that s me first reaction and opinion after he finished this book DIMHO, this book remarkably evokes what happened behind one of the biggest military gambling in history Ryan fastidiously portrays the ambitious plans which resulted in Allies casualties than the entire Normandy landing In September 1944, [...]

    5. The detailed, well written story of Montgomery s uncharacteristicly daring plan to force open a path through Holland into Germany and end the war by Christmas, and how that plan failed Montgomery, defending himself, pointed out that the Allies reached 90% of their objectives Unfortunately, a road that takes you only 90% of the way to your destination is useless, and in this case, tragically expensive in terms of causalities I wouldn t have minded a few details about the 101st and 82nd airborne [...]

    6. A classic Required reading for every military person What s amazing is how almost this exact plan was war gamed prior to the war and failed exactly like the real plan failed I ve been looking into Airborne operations lately as I just wrote a scene where one of my characters parachutes into France on D Day the biggest drop ever I went through jump school a long time ago let s say I saw Alien in the post theater at Benning the night before my first jump and then served in the airborne in Special F [...]

    7. Great tale of Market Garden A few year later when they were filmingthe flic in Holland, I just happened to be there checking out theforrests where divisions Hohenstauffen and Frundsberg had beenhiding I heard they were asking for extras to be soldiers andI raced to the site, but no luck for me Still a great relatedmemory Also check out It Never Snows in September a great book fromthe German perspective of this battle.

    8. Probably the best book written about a single operation in WWII, A Bridge Too Far chronicles the ambitious plan of Montgomery to airlift troops into Holland, capture the bridges and cross the Rhine, culminating in the defeat of the German Panzer units on the other side It was and still is one of the greatest Allied defeats of World War II Many plans begin with the chilling phrase, Home By Christmas Well, this was the ultimate Home By Christmas plan and ended ingloriously The book details the ver [...]

    9. Mr Cornelius Ryan notes in his Acknowledgements as an author of contemporary history even 30 years after the event it was difficult to assemble the account of the Market Garden operation He did an amazing job capturing individuals remembrances and thoughts insights that we can only dream of being able to capture today Bridge Too Far The Classic History of the Greatest Airborne Battle of World War II is a wonderfully written account of this classic airborne assault of Holland during WWII Mr Ryan [...]

    10. A gripping, compelling and well researched history of the battle The narrative is cohesive, easy to follow, and very readable, and Ryan moves smoothly from the highest to lowest ranks Ryan clearly and vividly writes how the battle was experienced by soldiers and civilians, and he really captures the drama of the battle and the courage and tenacity of the airborne troops He also explains how Allied aerial reconnaissance was unable to spot the German panzer divisions, how the drop zones were selec [...]

    11. Much like Ryan s excellent book, The Longest Day, this work about World War II alternately presents the perspectives of the Germans and the Allies during a critical initiative in 1944 The time is September, three months after D Day, and the Allies have retaken France and Belgium and are poised along a line on the western boarder of Germany and the Belgium Holland boarder Holland awaits liberation, and Montgomery, chafing under the direction of Eisenhower, wants to initiate a lightening thrust no [...]

    12. This is a history book that reads like a novel Even though the battle recounted here took place well before I was born, I feel deeply indebted to the men who fought so bravely and bittered for the bad planning that led so many to suffering and death And I also feel sad that history tends to be so quickly forgotten I have registered this book at Bookcrossing and will release it tomorrow to a friend who happens to have family in the vicinity of Arnhem We had plans to visit the area the next few da [...]

    13. The ultimate book on that deeply flawed operation with Paratroopers that failed at the bridge at Arnhem ANd as a consequense the Northern part of the Netherlands remained in German hands for another winter the Hungerwinter.About the brave men and women that lived through this chapter of WOII that is still remembered today.The writing is a bit dry but the story is well told.

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    15. History if written without care can be terribly tedious This person on this date at this time did this thing and that other person over at this place at another time did that thing etc The author here does and excellent job connecting you to the people that went through the events he writes about He puts it into context of the broader picture of the war and yet while understanding the big picture you feel what the man on the ground feels and experiences along with them in little stories scattere [...]

    16. My favorite war movie is A Bridge Too Far Made in the late 70 s, it starred everyone and their cat from both sides of the pond Michael Caine, Robert Redford, Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Elliot Gould The list goes on and on Even Sir Lawrence Olivier is in it What is not to love about the movie The allies have this great plan to catch the Nazis by surprise and end the war by xmas The movie recreates the largest airborne drop ever Watching all those planes and gliders flying over the channel and [...]

    17. The celebrated, exhaustive story of the ill fated invasion of Holland by the Allies in September, 1944 Mr Ryan left no stone unturned in researching this book All written work, government records, and interviews with seemingly every living survivor he could find, both Allied and German His work is staggering in its thoroughness, and unlike many efforts of this kind, the final product emerges as readable and even exciting He has managed to shape all his data into a coherent narrative, and to use [...]

    18. Simply one of the best military histories out there Mr Ryan s last book was his masterpiece He got the pathos and the tragedy of Market Garden right, and he lays the blame squarely where it belonged At the feet of Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery The plan was flawed, and trying to run an entire corps up a road that was barely one tank wide should have been enough to kill the plan it was, it was not, and some 8000 British paras, along with thousands of Americans and Dutch civilians paid t [...]

    19. Amazing Simply amazing The 1st Airborne, the 101st, the 82nd, and the Polish Airborne made a daring attempt to end the war early A drop into Holland the veer around the retreating Germans An audacious but risky operation The largest airborne drop of the war Unfortunately they landed in the midst of a retreating army as well as two SS Panzer divisions The paratroopers held as long as possible for the meetup of the XXX Ard Corps, bur Model s troops held them up far too long Ultimately the entire 1 [...]

    20. This is an extraordinary work of war journalism, the best I ve ever read A war correspondent, Cornelius Ryan spent decades after WWII interviewing 1200 people including President Eisenhower and Allied and Axis generals and soldiers as well as members of the Dutch underground in order to preserve the history of the failed Market Garden campaign, which cost Allied lives 17,000 than the Normandy invasion 12,000 The result is 600 pages of awe inspiring, poignant, funny, ridiculous and tragic memori [...]

    21. Tells the story Operation Market Garden, one of the bigggest US British offensives of WW II The primary objective was to gain control of a major bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem in Holland that would allow an immediate land invasion into Germany before winter Land forces could not accomplish this because they had outrun allied supply lines which still ran back to Normandy Antwerp, a major port, was in allied hands but the approaches to the port and the Schelde remained in German control allowin [...]

    22. A Bridge Too Far is the 2nd Epic by Cornelius Ryan the first being The Longest Day based on Normandy landings of 6 June 1944 Ryan follows the same working principle of conducting several interviews from personnel from both ends of the fighting sides and converting these into a lucidly written narrative of actual war, the technique which worked to perfection in the Longest Day.The book basically covers the Allied Operation called Operation Market Garden in which Allied Top Brass landed thousands [...]

    23. M t trong ba t c ph m n i ti ng c a Cornelius Ryan v Nh Th Chi n A Bridge Too Far vi t v Chi n d ch market Garden, cho t i nay l chi n d ch nh y d l n nh t nh ng c ng g y tranh c i nhi u nh t C y c u qu xa l c y c u qua s ng Rhein Arnhem H Lan m S o n 1 Nh y d c a Anh qu c kh ng gi c v kh ng c vi n qu n Ch ri ng S o n n y, trong s 20.000 ng i nh y d xu ng quanh Arnhem, ch c n ch ng 2000 ng i tr v sau chi n d ch Qu n i ng Minh t n th t t ng c ng 15.000 n 17.000 ng i y kh ng ph i l m t quy n s kh [...]

    24. I think this is a great book for me because its mainly about War.This book is great because it includes the army my Great Grandpa was in the Nazi s,but he left to Tonga to get away from the War.War is my favorite topic because it includes alot of history, he is something that were in the book.A Bridge Too Far by the late Irish American journalist Cornelius Ryan is the third in a series of books written about the major battles of the Second World War in Europe In dramatic fashion, A Bridge Too Fa [...]

    25. This account of Operation Market Garden is considered a classic for a reason This a pretty comprehensive take on what probably the most complex combined arms operation of the Second World War The narrative is well organized, covering all three airborne divisions actions, leading ard units of Montgomery s 2nd Army, the German forces that opposed them, and the Dutch civilians caught in between Even with all this information, the writing is very accessible.Operation Market Garden itself was an amaz [...]

    26. You can feel the tragedy brewing the whole time This is the history of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne military operation up to that point in WWII Almost 35,000 troops were to parachute or arrive in gliders along a narrow corridor through the Netherlands They were to capture numerous bridges which would allow ground forces to sweep up the corridor and make it over the Rhine river After that, the allied forces would have a straight shot into the industrial heart of Germany and hopef [...]

    27. Cornelius Ryan presents the story of Operation Market Garden with a scholar s attention to detail and a novelist s attention to human drama Following D Day, General Montgomery undertook a daring push to enter Germany and force its surrender Paratroopers were dropped in advance to secure important bridges and hold them until ground forces arrived Unfortunately, German resistance was far greater than anticipated and the route itself was often too narrow or inadequate in other ways, making the pass [...]

    28. This book covers Operation Market Garden exceptionally well Coming from someone with barely any previous knowledge of the operation prior to this read, the book does a great job explaining all the key players, the overall big picture of the plan, and the individual experiences of the units and soldiers to the point that even WWII beginners like me can comprehend Although it took me awhile to complete due to unavoidable circumstances, I found myself captivated by the book and looked forward to an [...]

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