Arnhem: A disaster in the planning

Market Garden, the ill-fated Allied operation to break through the German defences in the Netherlands in September 1944, is often portrayed as a risky yet worthy gamble. In truth, argues Antony Beevor, it was a flawed idea from the start, more driven by ego than practical considerations

The wrecked remains of an Allied glider that participated in Market Garden

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