'Arnhem: Battle for the Island and Evacuation' is the fourth film in the 'Operation Market Garden' series of video's. This film covers the desperate fighting in the Oosterbeek Perimeter by 1st Airborne Division and 43rd Wessex Division between Nijmegen and the Rhine. Having reached the Poles at Driel on the banks of the Rhine opposite the Oosterbeek Perimeter, the West Country soldiers struggled to get the Poles and stores across the fast flowing river to the increasingly beleaguered airborne troops, who were grimly hanging on. Experts in this often overlooked part of the battle link events astride the Rhine and bring a new clarity to what is often a one sided view of events. The tensions between the Poles and the British, American criticism and the fact that the corridor was repeatedly cut behind XXX Corps meant that Montgomery and his senior commanders had to face facts; the plan to cross Holland in a single leap onto the North German Plain and victory had failed. Meanwhile, the Wessex Division attempted to reinforce the airborne troops but only seventy-five out of 300 Dorsets made it across the River and into the Perimeter. Evacuation of the remains of the Airborne Division, who had been sustained in their positions by the guns of the Royal Artillery, was the only option. Eight days after the operation began 2,398 exhausted men, all that remained of one of Britain's finest divisions, escaped 'the Witches' Cauldron' and an eerie silence settled on Oosterbeek. Presented in the usual BHTV style and complimented by detailed maps and original archive and re-enactment footage, this video gives a fitting conclusion to the 'Arnhem' series, making this a compulsive purchase for all those interested in military history.