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The Resource Air war "Varsity", Martin W. Bowman

Air war "Varsity", Martin W. Bowman

Label
Air war "Varsity"
Title
Air war "Varsity"
Statement of responsibility
Martin W. Bowman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Here, Martin Bowman brings us the first book on Operation Varsity to include both British and US air and ground operations, as well as the US, British and Canadian paratroop and resupply missions, all presented together in one ambitious volume. Operation Varsity-Plunder, the last large-scale Allied airborne operation of World War II, was certainly no walk-over. Varsity was the airborne part, whilst Plunder represented the British amphibious operations by the British Second Army. The airlift consisted of 541 transport aircraft containing airborne troops and a further 1,050 troop-carriers towing 1,350 gliders. The American 17th Airborne Division s C-46 Commando transports and Waco gliders joined the British 6th Airborne Division C-54s, C-47 transport aircrafts, Horsas and Hamilcar gliders to form an immense armada that stretched for more than 200 miles across the sky. The successful air attack involved more than 10,000 Allied aircraft and was concentrated primarily on Luftwaffe airfields and the German transportation system. The combination of the two divisions in one lift made this the largest single day airborne drop in history. In this impressive account, Martin Bowman weaves first-hand testimony and a compelling historical narrative together with a variety of photographic illustrations, many of which have never been published before, in order to create a complete and fascinating record of events as they played out in March 1945
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Bowman, Martin W
Dewey number
940.54/2135534
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D787
LC item number
.B69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Operation Varsity, 1945
  • Operation Plunder, 1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Air war "Varsity", Martin W. Bowman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Àll was Clockwork'
  • ch. 5
  • British and Canadian Lift
  • ch. 6
  • Winged Pegasus
  • ch. 7
  • Matter Of Life and Death
  • ch. 8
  • Low Level Liberators
  • ch. 9
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Bankrupt Estate
  • ch. 1
  • V̀arsity'
  • ch. 2
  • P̀lunder'
  • ch. 3
  • R̀ed on! Green on! Go!'
  • ch. 4
Control code
MSTDDA5106005
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473863118
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps, illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Air war "Varsity", Martin W. Bowman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Àll was Clockwork'
  • ch. 5
  • British and Canadian Lift
  • ch. 6
  • Winged Pegasus
  • ch. 7
  • Matter Of Life and Death
  • ch. 8
  • Low Level Liberators
  • ch. 9
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Bankrupt Estate
  • ch. 1
  • V̀arsity'
  • ch. 2
  • P̀lunder'
  • ch. 3
  • R̀ed on! Green on! Go!'
  • ch. 4
Control code
MSTDDA5106005
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473863118
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps, illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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