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  • Published: 16 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780670918676
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $30.00
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Arnhem

The Battle for the Bridges, 1944: The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller




Britain's bestselling historian's #1 bestselling account of the classic WW2 folly

Operation Market Garden, the plan in 1944 to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. It was the greatest demonstration of paratroop power ever seen - but the cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch who risked everything to help. German reprisals were cruel and lasted until the end of the war.

The British fascination for heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths, not least that victory was even possible. Antony Beevor, using many overlooked and new sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of this epic clash. Yet this book, written in Beevor's inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single dramatic battle. It looks into the very heart of war.

  • Published: 16 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780670918676
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $30.00
Categories:

About the author

Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor's books include Crete - The Battle and the Resistance, which won a Runciman Prize; Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with his wife, Artemis Cooper); Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; Berlin - The Downfall, which received the first Longman ­History Today Trustees' Award; and, most recently, The Battle for Spain. His books have appeared inthirty foreign editions and sold nearly four million copies.

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