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The Battle Story

Battle Story: Arnhem 1944

Author: Chris Brown

Publisher: The History Press (2011)

The battle of Arnhem has acquired a near-legendary status in British military history as an audacious plan to land paratroopers into the Netherlands and spearhead an attack against the German-held Ruhr, which ended in disaster. If you want to understand what happened and why – read Battle Story. Detailed profiles examine the Allied forces who landed behind enemy lines, and the Germans whose resistance forced them to withdraw Maps analyse the landings and the troop movements during the battle Photographs place you on the frontline of the unfolding action Orders of battle detail the composition of the opposing forces' armies Diary extracts and reports from the action reveal the true story of this crucial campaign Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this important battle

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Battle Story: Iwo Jima 1945

Author: Andrew Rawson

Publisher: The History Press (2015)

Operation Detachment, the US invasion of Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945, was the first campaign on Japanese soil and resulted in some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific. If you truly want to understand what happened and why – read Battle Story. Detailed profiles explore the leaders, tactics and equipment of the US and Japanese armies Nine specially commissioned maps track the progress of the battle and the shifting frontlines Rare photographs place you in the centre of the unfolding action Diary extracts give you a soldier’s eye view of the battle in which 6,800 Americans died - and three times as many Japanese Orders of battle reveal the composition of the opposing forces’ armies Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this important battle

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