Eagle and Pegasus

Graeme Cunningham, Hennie Vaessen

In this final volume the story of those who fought at Arnhem reaches its conclusion. During the night of the 25th to 26th of September 1944, resistance is abandoned and, due to the efforts of the Polish regiment under the command of General Sosabowski, many British manage to escape the hellhole north of the Rhine.
Publication date:
September 2011
Publisher :
PelikaanPers
Language:
English
Series :
The Battle of Arnhem September 1944
Illustration :
graphic novel: full colour throughout
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9789490000134

Dimensions : 287 X 222 cm
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£12.95
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Overview
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Since 1941 a Polish brigade has been training in Scotland under the command of the able General Stanislav Sosabowski. They are patiently waiting for the chance to help liberate their stricken homeland. However, events take a different course. On 21st September the Poles are parachuted into the Gelderse village of Driel which up to that point had little to do with the war. By this time the British have more or less lost the Battle of Arnhem. The Germans have rendered the Rhine an unassailable barrier and the crossing to Oosterbeek is nigh impossible. The Polish Eagle and British Pegasus are now left to salvage what they can. This is based on the real story of Arnhem and her lost battle.

In this final volume the story of those who fought at Arnhem reaches its conclusion. During the night of the 25th to 26th of September 1944, resistance is abandoned and, due to the efforts of the Polish regiment under the command of General Sosabowski, many British manage to escape the hellhole north of the Rhine. Those left behind are either taken to hospital or into captivity. For the allied troops the Battle of Arnhem has turned into a tragedy. The question is: who takes the blame?