Book Competition: October issue


Enter this competition and you could be the winner of this amazing prize!

We have three prize bundles up for grab, with three winners each bagging one copy of Arnhem 1944: The Human Tragedy of The Bridge Too Far, Arnhem and the Aftermath and IMAGES OF WAR: The Battle for Arnhem 1944-1945 each.


The prizes have been supplied thanks to the generosity of specialist military book publisher, Pen and Sword. Pen and Sword publishes a wide range of book titles which you can see at


WIN a copy of Arnhem 1944: The Human Tragedy of The Bridge Too Far

There’s a different perspective to this weighty book from Dilip Sarkar MBE. As well as the describing the small battles and actions that took place during the ill-fated operation, the author tells the human story of those soldiers who didn’t make back across the Rhine, of those who were killed in the air or on the ground. These are the stories of Private Albert Willingham, who sacrificed his life to save Dutch civilians, Major Frank Tate, cut down by machine gun fire at Arnhem Bridge, Squadron Leader John Gilliard DFC, father of a newborn son, who flew his Stirling through fierce ground fire in an attempt to resupply the troops.





WIN a copy of Arnhem and the Aftermath

One of the tragedies of Operation Market Garden was how the occupying German forces terrorised the Dutch population afterwards, creating a famine on the one hand and using the country to launch V-2 attacks on England on the other. This book by Harry Kuiper takes a look at the civilian experience under Nazi occupation, starting with the invasion in 1940. It details the rapid persecution of the Jewish citizens and what life was like for children, filling the book with reminisces. And then came the Allied airborne assault where the Dutch thought they were being liberated and the Nazi retaliation.






WIN a copy of The Battle for Arnhem 1944-1945

This is another in the series of IMAGES OF WAR books, tackled by the prolific Anthony Tucker-Jones. It provides a concise overview of the entire operation and covers it with rare photos of the troops fighting at the bridges and 30th Corps doomed attempt to get 60 miles up Hell’s Highway to Arnhem. As well as being a good way to get an initial grasp of the fighting, it also has an overview of why it failed, with comments from Monty and others.




Simply answer the question below correctly for your chance to be entered into the prize draw.

Closing date: 05/10/2019

Q. Which of the bridges was the ultimate objective of Operation Market Garden?

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