FOUR HOURS OF FURY
The Untold Story of World War II’s Largest Airborne Invasion and The Final Push into Nazi Germany
One of the most authentic, viscerally exciting accounts ever of an airborne invasion, Four Hours of Fury is paratrooper-turned-historian James M. Fenelon’s spellbinding narration of Operation VARSITY—World War II’s largest single-day airdrop—which, over the space of four hours, dropped more than 17,000 Allied airborne troops across the Rhine River into the heart of Nazi Germany.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Below are several of the World War II articles I have written.
A Bet Lost, the Battle Won
MILITARY HISTORY MAGAZINE :: MAY 2020
Led by Colonel Edson Raff, the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment parachuted into Germany just weeks before war’s end in Europe.
Interview: Four Hours of Fury
MILITARY HISTORY MAGAZINE :: JANUARY 2020
James was interviewed by Military History’s Senior Editor; they discussed various aspects of Operation Varsity and James’ book, Four Hours of Fury.
Now Is When You Pray
WORLD WAR II MAGAZINE :: AUGUST 2019
Troopers of the 17th Airborne Division’s 194th Glider Infantry Regiment drop into Nazi Germany via glider to seize key bridges during Operation Varsity.
Jump Into the Fire
WORLD WAR II MAGAZINE :: MAY/JUNE 2016
German paratroopers leaped into the breach in Belgium, only to be clawed down.
FLYPAST MAGAZINE :: NO. 405, APRIL 2015
A daring B-24 mission flown at treetop level to resupply the airborne troops of Operation Varsity.