The Last Drop: Operation Varsity, March 24-25, 1945 by Stephen L. Wright
The Last Drop: Operation Varsity, March 24-25, 1945
Author: Stephen L. Wright
Title: The Last Drop: Operation Varsity, March 24-25, 1945
ISBN10: 081170310X
ISBN13: 978-0811703109
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Stackpole Books; 1st edition (January 15, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1293 kb
Size epub: 1312 kb
Rating: 4.2 ✪
Votes: 342
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Operation Varsity was the last major airborne offensive of World War II and remains the largest and most successful single-lift drop in history. Conducted by the British 6th and the American 17th Airborne Divisions, the goal of the operation was to cross the Rhine River and gain a foothold in Germany. Drawing on war diaries, unit histories, after-action reports, and interviews with veterans, The Last Drop details the horrors of parachuting through flak-filled skies, the dangers of piloting a glider safely to the ground, and the struggles of infantry combat, and shows how thorough training, extensive planning, solid execution, and sheer guts combined to make Operation Varsity a stunning victory.