The Devil's Birthday: The Bridges to Arnhem 1944

The Devil's Birthday: The Bridges to Arnhem 1944

by Geoffrey Powell, John Hackett

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Overview

Arnhem was the heaviest Allied defeat of 1944 and was the subject of the famous film A Bridge Too Far. Casualties during the battle were appalling; the brave and enduring Dutch people suffered catastrophically in the aftermath and German morale was strengthened at a time of otherwise ebbing fortunes. This new revised edition besides being a superb history is, above all, a record of quite extraordinary courage. It is unlikely to be superseded as the standard work on a bold, gallant, yet doomed, undertaking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844681440
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 04/03/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 671,058
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Geoffrey Powell served much of the Second World War in the Parachute Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for action at Arnhem. Between 1982 and 1984 he became deputy Colonel of the Green Howards. His publications include: Men at Arnhem, Plumer: The Soldier's General, and The Kandyan Wars.

John Powell retired from the Regiment in 1998. He had served as CO of the 1st Battalion in Londonderry from 1987-1989 and for the tercentenary in Catterick. He was Deputy Colonel of the Green Howards from 1996-2001, he currently lives in Hampshire

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