Communications at the Battle of Arnhem

Last Updated on July 31, 2021 by John Berry

Back in 2004, my firm ATDI was building a relationship with the Defence Academy in Shrivenham, UK. Along with mainstream activities, we had made the offer that if any of the college students needed help with projects, our engineers would be happy to help, with modelling, for example.

One student, Major John Greenacre said he was going to study the failings at the Battle of Arnhem for his Masters dissertation.

To cut a long story short, I elected to help John with some of the more technical parts of the study. Here’s my paper describing my bit. Click to read or click to download.

The essence of the modelling was to study IF the communications at the Battle of Arnhem SHOULD have worked from a propagation perspective. If it should have worked, and didn’t, then the cause of the failure must lie somewhere else. I’ll leave you to read and conclude.

John Greenacre’s paper is also a good read. It covered the wider aspects like batteries and operator training. The only place I can find it now is here:

Both papers were subsequently given at Shrivenham.