The British fascination with heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem – the battle for the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine in 1944 – in myths. Antony Beevor, the distinguished military historian, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting. It is a gripping account of an iconic moment in British and European history as well as an analysis of the cost of failure, which included pitiless German reprisals. Antony Beevor’s previous bestselling books include Berlin, D-Day, Ardennes 1944 and the multiple prize-winning Stalingrad.
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