Used Sources


Primary sources:

  • All ULTRA messages of August and September
  • Clous-Veen diary
  • Combat interviews with 82 and 101 Airborne Division personnel taken shortly after operation Market Garden
  • Dempsey diary
  • Directives from Montgomery
  • G2-reports of 82 Airborne Division
  • Intelligence log, operations log, messages and situation reports from 43 Infantry Division archive
  • Intelligence log, operations log, operations instructions, outgoing messages and situation reports from 30 Corps archive
  • Intelligence reports from Guards Armoured Division archive
  • Leigh-Mallory diary
  • Letter Taylor to Dempsey and Field Order No. 1 from 101 Airborne Division archive
  • Letters of Instruction from Bradley
  • Messages from Phantom wireless network
  • Minutes of conference 10 September from 1 Allied Airborne Army archive
  • Montgomery diary
  • Outline operation "Sixteen", instructions and messages from 1 Airborne Corps archive
  • Patton diary
  • Outline operation "Sixteen", instructions and messages from 1 Airborne Corps archive
  • Unit journal of 508 PIR
  • War diaries of 4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards, 5 Royal Dragoon Guards, 13/18 Royal Hussars, 15/19 Royal Hussars, 44 Royal Tank Regiment, 1/7 Queens Royal, 112 Pioneer Company and Canadian 20 Field Company and 23 Field Company
  • War diaries of all battalions within Guards Armoured Division
  • War diaries of all battalions, brigades, field regiments and field companies within 43 Infantry Division
  • War diary German 88 Korps

Military maps:

  • Daily situation maps used by American high command
  • Daily situation maps used by German high command
  • Original AMS/GSGS maps, used in operation Market Garden

Military documents:

  • Battalion And Small Unit Study No. 1 (1945) by American historical section European Theater of Operations
  • Report No. 50 (1952) by Canadian historical officer Stacey
  • Report On Operation "Market" (1945) by 1 Airborne Division HQ
  • Strategy Of The Campaign In Western Europe 1944-1945 (1945) by American General Board
  • The American Divisions In Operation Market by American historical officer Westover
  • The Capture Of The Nijmegen Bridge by 30 Corps (WO 205/1125)

Published books:

  • Airborne Operations In World War II (1956) by Warren
  • Breakout And Pursuit (1993) by Blumenson
  • Corps Commander (1977) by Horrocks
  • Crusade In Europe (1948) by Eisenhower
  • Flashback: A Soldier’s Story (1985) by Richardson
  • Lost At Nijmegen (2011) by Poulussen
  • Market Garden Then And Now (2002) by Margry
  • Normandy To Victory (2008) by Sylvan and Smith
  • The 508th Connection (2013) by Boroughs
  • The Ever Open Eye (1998) by Wilson
  • The Harvest Of Ten Years (1988) by Duyts and Groeneweg
  • The Market Garden Campaign (2001) by Cirillo
  • The Maroon Square (1955) by Parsons, Robbins and Gilson
  • The Papers Of Dwight David Eisenhower (1970) by Chandler
  • The Siegfried Line Campaign (1993) by MacDonald
  • The Supreme Command (1989) by Poque
  • The Victory Campaign (1966) by Stacey