A Bridge Too Far: Initial Research – OHIO University Libraries

Box 92

Outline materials

  • Folder 9
    • General outline, notes and ideas (Ts, 13p., holo, 20p., xerox, 7p.).
    • Military unit structures and assigned personnel and materials (holo, 11p., Ts, 2p.).
    • Glossary of military terms, military rank equivalencies, annotated glossary of organizational acronyms (Ts, 8p., xerox, 5p.).
    • Chronological notes and material (holo, 6p., Ts, 11p.).
    • Geographical and demographical notes and data on Holland (xerox, 5p., Ts, 4p., holo, 6p.).
    • Military anecdotes, SHAEF intelligence summary notes (Ts, 12p., holo, 1p.).
    • Dutch civilian and German military personnel anecdote notes (holo, 17p., Ts, 4p.).
  • Folder 10
    • Regulations and forms for access to U.S. Army classified files (8 items: 16p.).

Bibliographies.

  • Folder 11
    • List of books and journal articles (Ts with holo additions, 6p.),
    • Letter Julie to Polly, ALS, Aug 31, 1967 (1p.) with
    • Bibliography (Ts, 1p.),
    • Notes (holo, 1p.).
  • Folder 12
    • Kelly’s bibliography.
    • Master copy (xerox with holo additions, 12p.),
    • Master copy (xerox, 11p.),
    • Note Valerie Eccles to Flint, TNS, Aug 17, 1967 (1p.) with
    • Bibliography (xerox, 6p.),
    • Note Fred Kelly to Flint, TNS, July 24, 1967 (1p.) with
    • Bibliography (xerox, 11p.),
    • Bibliography (Ts with holo additions,1p.),
    • Unit structure for 1st A/B Army, 82nd A/B Div, and 101st A/B Div (holo, 2p.),
    • MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LIBRARY (British), CENTRAL AND ARMY), INDEX OF BOOK LISTS, 1966 (19p.),
    • HISTORIES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS, Government Publications Sectional List No. 60, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London, 1965 (17p.).

General correspondence

  • Folder 13
    • Correspondence between Ryan and staff and respondents, Apr, 1967-Sept, 1968 (48 items: 56p.),
    • Notes, names and addresses of Dutch and German personnel to be contacted (holo, 26p., 3 business cards),
    • Notes on Dutch geography, questions to be put to Dutch personnel, general observations (xerox, 4p., Ts carbon, 7p.),
    • Roster of Dutch civilians to be contacted (Ts with holo additions, 2p.).

Box 93

  • Folder 1
    • HOUSE OF COMMONS. PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES. OFFICIAL REPORT:
    • June 4, 1940 (pp. 787-796, xerox); Sept 28, 1944 (pp. 471- 500, xerox.).
    • Bekker, C.D., K-MEN: THE STORY OF THE GERMAN FROGMEN AND MIDGET SUBMARINES (pp. 99-114, xerox).
    • Carter, Ross, THOSE DEVILS IN BAGGY PANTS (pp. 208-265, xerox.)
    • Kern, Erich, BUCH DER TAPFERKEIT (Book of Bravery) (Ts, 14p.; c.2 xerox, 14p.; complete).
    • Bestebreurtje, Maj Arie D., “The Airborne Operations in the Netherlands in Autumn 1944”, ALLEGEMEINE SCHWEIZERISCHE MILITARZEITSCHRIFT (General Swiss Military Journal), v.92, #6, 1946 (xerox, 31p.).
    • Van Greelan, Lothar, “The Puzzle of Arnhem Solved”,
    • DEUTSCHE WOCHEN ZEITUNG, v.6, #4, 1964 (Ts with holo revisions, 10p.; c.2 xerox, 10p.).
    • De Ridder, Tony, Excerpt from BLIND PEOPLE, TOO, HAVE BEEN HEROES (xerox, 5p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Franks, H. George, POCKET HOLLAND (pp. 1-108, xerox; complete).
  • Folder 3
    • Urquhart, Gen R.E., ARNHEM (Ts, 20p.).
    • Bryant, Sir Arthur, TRIUMPH IN THE WEST (Ts, 4p.).
    • Saunders, Hilary, THE RED BERET (Ts, 7p.).
    • Montgomery, Bernard, MEMOIRS (Ts, 13p.).
    • Gavin, James, WAR AND PEACE IN THE SPACE AGE (Ts, 2p.).
    • Shulman, Milton, DEFEAT IN THE WEST (pp. 183-187, xerox),
    • Summary (Ts, 2p.).
    • Moorehead, Alan, ECLIPSE (Ts, 1p.).
    • Hagens, Louis, ARNHEM LIFT: DIARY OF A GLIDER PILOT (pp. 1-120, xerox; complete).
    • Patton, Gen George S. Jr, WAR AS I KNEW IT (Ts, 5p.).
    • Heaps, Leo, ESCAPE FROM ARNHEM (Ts, 1p.; c.2 xerox, 1p.).
    • Excerpts from FROM NORMANDY TO WESER: THE WAR HISTORY OF THE FOURTH BATTALION, THE DORSET REGIMENT (Ts, 3p.).
    • Colman, D.E., “The Phantom Legion”, ARMY QUARTERLY (Ts, 1p.; c.2 xerox, 1p.).
    • Gavin, James, FIRST AIRBORNE BATTLE GROUP, 505TH INFANTRY PANTHERS (pp. 40-49, xerox).
    • D-DAY FOR HEESWIJK-DINTHER (Souvenir book to remember the landing of the 101st A/B Div) (pp. 46-63, xerox).
    • YOUR MEN IN BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE SOUTH STRAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT – 1939-1945 (pp. i-ii, 40-47, xerox).
    • “Arnhem: 1. The Landing and The Bridge”, WAR (Issued Fortnightly by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs), #83, Dec 9, 1944, (pp. 1-13, xerox).
  • Folder 4
    • North, John, NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45 (pp. 86-121, xerox; c.2 pp. 96-121. xerox).
    • Tathan-Warter, Maj A. Digby, “Escape from Arnhem”,
    • THE OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY CHRONICLE, v.48, 1946 (Ts, 2p., xerox, 1p.).
    • Excerpts from THE 43RD WESSEX DIVISION AT WAR (Ts, 2p.).
    • Critchell, Laurence, FOUR STARS OF HELL (pp. 112-201, xerox).
    • British Broadcasting Corporation, WAR REPORT (A RECORD OF DISPATCHES BROADCAST BY THE BBC’S WAR CORRESPONDENTS WITH THE ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 6 JUNE 1944 – 5 MAY 1945) (pp. 203-253, xerox).
    • Brammall, R., THE TENTH (pp. 41-127, xerox).
  • Folder 5
    • Stacey, C.P., THE CANADIAN ARMY: 1939-1945 (pp. 210-219, 264-269, xerox).
    • Student, “Arnhem – Last German Victory”, DER FRONTSOLDAT ERZAHLT…(The Soldier at the Front Speaks…), #5, 1952 (xerox, 19p.).
    • Ingersoll, Ralph, TOP SECRET (pp. 208-228, xerox).
    • Packenham-Walsh, Maj Gen R.P., HISTORY OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS, v.9, 1938-1948 (Ts, 3p.).
    • Tooley, Lt Col R.A., “Artillery Support at Arnhem”, FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL, Apr, 1945 (Ts, 3p.).
    • Stevenson, Lt John, “Arnhem Diary”, RECONNAISSANCE JOURNAL, v.4, #1, Autumn 1947 (Ts, 3p.).
    • Rapport, RENDEVOUS WITH DESTINY (Ts, 10p.).
    • Orde, Roden, “British Report of the Liberation of Eindhoven”, THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY AT WAR (pp. 2, 320-321, Ts).
    • D’Arcy-Dawson, John, EUROPEAN VICTORY (Ts, 1p.).
    • Gunnig, Hugh, BORDERERS IN BATTLE (xerox, 1p., Ts, 4p.).
    • 18 SEPTEMBER 1994: THE LIBERATION OF EINDHOVEN (15p., xerox).
    • Covington, Henry L., A FIGHTING HEART – AN OFFICIAL STORY OF THE 82ND AIRBORNE (Ts, 1p.).
    • De Jong, Louis, THE LION RAMPANT (Ts, 1p.).
    • Phillips, Norman C., HOLLAND AND THE CANADIANS (Ts, 1p.).
    • A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE U.S. 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION (Ts, 1p.).
    • Paul, Daniel, SURGEON AT ARMS (Ts, 1p.).
    • Gill, Ronald and John Graves, CLUB ROUTE IN EUROPE (pp.69-97, xerox).
    • Labouchere, C.B., OOSTERBEEK 17-26 SEPTEMBER 1944 (18p., xerox).
    • Roosnedaal, R.B.E., KERVEN IN HET HOUT (Notches in the Wood) (Ts, 3p.; c.2-4 xerox, 3p.).
  • Folder 6
    • Nuis, P., NIJMEGEN IN DE BRANDING (Nijmegen in the Surf/ Breakers) (Ts, 34p.; c.2 xerox, 32p.).
  • Folder 7
    • Horst, Kate A. Ter, CLOUD OVER ARNHEM, SPETEMBER 17TH-26TH, 1944 (pp. 9-63, xerox; complete).
    • Seth, Ronald, LION WITH BLUE WINGS: THE STORY OF THE GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT 1942-1945 (pp. 152-191, xerox).
    • Sosabowski, Stanislaw, FREELY I SERVED (pp. 140-199, xerox).
    • Gunning, Hugh, BORDERERS IN BATTLE (pp. 126-139, xerox).
    • Clay, Maj Ewart W., THE PATH OF THE 5OTH: THE STORY OF THE 50TH NORTHUMBRIAN DIVISION 1939-1945 (pp. 285-301, xerox).
    • D’Arcy-Dawson, John, EUROPEAN VICTORY (pp. 205-225, xerox).
    • Millis, Walter, THE LAST PHASE: THE ALLIED VICTORY IN WESTERN EUROPE (pp. 58-65, xerox).
    • BY AIR TO BATTLE: THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH FIRST AND SIXTH AIRBORNE DIVISIONS (pp. 92-137, xerox).
    • Marshall, S.L.A., BATTLE AT BEST (pp. 3-42, xerox).
    • MacDonald, Charles, THE SIEGFRIED LINE CAMPAIGN (pp. 122-203, photographs).

Box 94

  • Folder 1
    • NOT IN VAIN (Niet Tevergeefs): THE PEOPLE OF OOSTERBEEK AMIDST THE BATTLE OF THE AIRBORNES IN SEPTEMBER 1944 (2nd impression, manuscript, 130p.).
    • Box C
      • Hearst news service articles on MARKET-GARDEN, Sept, 1944 (photostat, 32p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Boeree Collection, Arnhem Archives.
      • Arnhem-Wicheren Operation, 2 vols (mixed Dutch and English: xerox, 134p.).
      • Arnhem operation sketch maps (9 items: xerox).
      • “Christiaan Antonius Lindemans” (Dutch: xerox, 66p.).
      • Map showing Hohenstaufen Division positions, Aug 29-Sept 17, 1944 (photostat, 1p.).
      • DE ONDERGRONDSE PER 1940-1945 (The Illegal Press 1940-1945) (pp. 402-410, xerox).
      • Diary of an unknown British soldier (holo xerox, 14p.; 2 copies).
      • Groeninx van Zoelen diary, July 8 – Sept 25, 1944 (holo xerox, 50p.).
      • Dover, Maj Victor, THE LOST COMPANY (pp.2-3 10-16 on 3 leaves).
      • Letter George P. Paulk to van Dronkelaar family, Sept 16, 1945 (holo xerox, 2p.).
      • Cunnack, Maj F.H., Article (English, Dutch, French versions: xerox, 14p.).
      • “The ‘Report Krafft’ and the German Troops at Osterbeek before 17 September 1944”, ch.6 (xerox, 17p.).
      • Statement/journal of Kate A. ter Horst (pp. 191-211, xerox).
      • “The Civil Population after the Battle of Arnhem”, ch.43 (pp. 230-237, xerox).
      • “Lieutenant Colonel Helle and his Battalion Dutch SS” (xerox, 4p.; 2 copies).
      • “Analysis: Montgomery and the Mystery of the Hohenstaufen Division” (xerox, 2p.).
      • “Seiss Inquart, General Cristiansen, His Relation to his own Staff, and the Strained Relation between the Two Parts of the German Army, Wehrmacht and Waffen SS”, ch.4 (xerox, 5p.).
      • The Partisans at Arnhem and the Telephone System of the P.G.E.M.”, ch.2 (xerox, 3p.).
      • Letters “Tony” (W.A.M.) to Boeree, Nov 11, 1958; Feb 2, 1959 (2 items: xerox, 5p.).
      • “The Underground Movement”, ch.1 (xerox, 2p.).
      • Notes on Krafft report to Himmler (xerox, 1p.).
      • Summation of British strategy (xerox, 5p.).
      • Observations on Dutch people (xerox, 2p.).
      • Notes on telephone system and usage (xerox, 1p.).
      • Letter Lt Royall to Toon van Daalen (mixed Dutch and English: xerox, 2p.).
      • “Lindemans, The Spy” (xerox, 5p.).
      • H.E.L. Mollett diary, Sept 17-30, 1944, ST. DUNSTAN’S COLLEGE CHRONICLE, v.52, #2, Lent term, 1945 (pp.28-31, xerox).
      • British surrender broadside to Germans, Sept 20, 1944 (Ts copy, 1p.).
      • Letter Eric Robinson to Boeree (holo xerox, 1p.).
      • Letter Brig H.B. Latham to Boeree, Sept 17, 1952 (xerox, 1p.).
      • German evaluations of MARKET-GARDEN by the Commanding General of the Luftwaffe (Ts, 4p.).
      • Arnhem map showing British and Polish drop zones (xerox, 1p.).
      • Notes on Maj Huston article, MILITARY REVIEW, Sept, 1952 (xerox, 1p.).

Micellaneous material.

  • Folder 4
    • False Dutch ID papers of American soldier in hiding (xerox, 2p.).
    • Intelligence summaries and interrogation notes for Dr Wilhelm H. Scherdt (xerox, 1p.).
    • “Lilli Marlene” magazine article (xerox, 2p.).
    • Order of battle and mission for British 1st A/ B and 52nd Airtransported Divisions (xerox, 3p.).
    • ARNHEM: JOURNEY’S END (pp. 256-257, xerox).
  • Folder 5
    • DAILY EXPRESS articles (63 items: xerox, 20p., photostat, 36p.).
  • Folder 6
    • Dutch newspaper articles (translated) (32 items: xerox, 50p., Ts, 12p., holo, 3p.; 1 Dutch newspaper; c.2 of article: xerox, 9p.).
    • Michels/Sliepenbeek, NIEDERRHEINISCHES LAND IM KRIEG (Lower Rhine Lands in the War) (pp. 38-54 as Ts, 28p.).
  • Folder 7
    • London DAILY TELEGRAPH articles (3 items: 1p., xerox, 2p.)
    • with Index to articles, Sept 15-Oct 2, 1944 (Ts, 11p.; c.2 xerox, 2p.).
  • Folder 8
    • Excerpts from news stories from London TIMES, Sept 15-28, 1944 (Ts, 26p.) with Index to articles, Sept 15-30, 1944 (Ts, 5p.; c.2 xerox, 1p.).
  • Folder 9
    • Micellaneous newspaper articles, Sept, 1944 (31 items: 4p., xerox, 28p.).

Box 95

  • Folder 1
    • Magazine articles (17 items: xerox, 57p.), Holland tourist map, scale 1:500,000, ca. 1962 (1 item).
  • Folder 2
    • French forces in 1st Allied Airborne Army (labeled: not applicable to MARKET-GARDEN)
      • Letter Gerard Gaussen to Ryan, TLS, Sept 11, 1973 (1p.).
      • Dossier on Operation AMHERST (French: xerox, 3p.).
      • Report on Operations AMHERST, May, 1945 (xerox, 57p.).
  • Folder 3
    • Holland road map with holo notations showing Corridor and drop zones, scale 1:387,000.
    • Assault and battle area maps (7 items: xerox).

Cab 81204

  • Drw9
    • Western Europe map, scale 1:2,500,000, 1961.
    • Holland, Belgium and Central Germany map, scale 1:800,000, 1943.