Operation Market Garden: a plan to capture the bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem and outflank the German front. In all twelve
thousand airborne troops were to land, either by parachute or glider, at three drop zones and move towards their objective.
As the world now knows the mission was to be 'a bridge too far' for the British forces. Mike Rossiter has interviewed three
of the survivors of those fateful days, each involved in a different flank of the British attack, and in vivid detail reconstructs
the events that lead up to this most famous of glorious defeats. It is at once a story of hubris and bad planning, but also
of valiant sacrifice and inspirational courage.
Three soldiers tell the true story of the mission that became known
as 'a bridge too far'.