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The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of D-Day reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping new account.

On September 17, 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar of airplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders, carrying the legendary American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and the British 1st Airborne Division.

Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept, but could it have ever worked? The cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch who risked everything to help. German reprisals were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war.

Antony Beevor, using often overlooked sources from Dutch, American, British, Polish, and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting, which General Student called "The Last German Victory." Yet The Battle of Arnhem, written with Beevor's inimitable style and gripping narrative, is about much more than a single dramatic battle--it looks into the very heart of war.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2018
September 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
52
MB

Customer Reviews

Red2184 ,

Review of the Battle of Arnhem

Per writing style, Anthony Beevor is not even a close second to Cornelius Ryan. This book is a series of dull and run on paragraphs that makes on want to stop reading or just fall asleep. Montgomery bears sole responsibility for the debacle Operation Market Garden became. the author claims Montgomery blames the US (Ike) for not providing him supplies to enable the Brits to win. What a crock of BS. Even the Germans knew the thrust in west to worry about was with Patton. This book only casually mention Montgomery’s failure to accept full responsibility. I would not recommend this book to bought by anyone

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