Market Garden and the Transmedia Band of Brothers

Topic Description

For some reason, this World War II operation and one of its principal military units have become a multimedia touchstone, appearing as document-based historical fictions in print, small- and large-screen adaptations, video games and photographs. This unit examines how historical material migrates from medium to medium.


Ryan, Cornelius. A Bridge Too Far. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1995. ISBN: 9780684803302.

Ambrose, Stephen E. "Hell's Highway." In Band of Brothers. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001. ISBN: 9780743224543.

Koskimki, George. Hell's Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign, September-November 1944. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2003. ISBN: 9781932033052.

War Department. "Part Five: Repair Instructions." From War Department Technical Manual: Cameras 33GA Through PN-330-j. Arlington, VA: War Dept, 1942.

Smith, Alvy Ray. "Digital Paint Systems: An Anecdotal and Historical Overview." IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (April-June 2001): 1058-6180.

Knightley, Phillip. "Never Again: 1940-45." In The First Casualty: From the Crimea to Vietnam: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist, and Myth Maker. New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. ISBN: 9780151312641.


Interview James "Maggie" Megellas about Operation Market Garden 1944, (This interview discusses Operation Market Garden 1944. The interview is with LTC James "Maggie" Megellas who is a World War II veteran of the 82nd airborne division. The interview took place during the press event of the game Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway at the Wings of Liberation museum in the Netherlands.)

Band of Brothers. TV mini-series, 2001. Filmstrip.