Book review: Arnhem 1944

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29 August 2019
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As you can tell from our cover feature, it’s time to tell the story of the battle for the bridges.

 

Author: DILIP SARKAR MBE

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans 

Editor’s choice

 

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As you can tell from our cover feature, it’s time to tell the story of the battle for the bridges. Here’s your first of three books reviewed that takes a slightly different angle. It tells the Arnhem story through the prism of those who fell during the fighting, so that their lives are remembered and honoured, in turn becoming part of the history of this doomed operation. The subheading sums up the approach perfectly: The human tragedy of the bridge too far.

So here then are the stories of the actions that these men fought in, in the wider context of the operation, but respectfully, they all close with either family notes or photos of the gravestones where they are buried in military cemeteries. It’s a sobering, but excellent look at the close quarter action and the men who gave their lives fighting for their country.

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• Frontline Books

• ISBN 978-1-5267-3273-6

• 368 pages • Hardback • £30

 

As reviewed in The Armourer October 2019 issue 

 

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