This wallet contains 12 facsimiles of key original 1944 documents, relating the story of the heroic Allied attempt to take a bridge across the Rhine from the viewpoint of British and American airborne troops, German defenders and the Dutch resistance. The documents are accompanied by an illustrated introduction which places them in their historical context and includes a glossary of technical terms used in the items. nThe pack includes: the SS account of the battle, with a cover note signed by Heinrich Himmler; VC citations for a glider pilot and paratrooper; the US 82nd Airborne colour map of the landing and attack on Nijmigen; SOE signals sent to London; war diaries for two paratroopers and Grenadier Guards; an aerial reconnaissance photograph of destroyed SS armour on the bridge at Arnhem; a congratulatory letter from a colonel in the US 101st Airborne to Irish Guards; the ULTRA decrypt of the German analysis of the battle; and the Ordre de Mission for the SOE and OSS teams.
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