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Hell's Highway: A Chronicle of the 101st Airborne in the Holland Campaign, September-November 1944

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September 17, 1944. Thousands of Screaming Eagles–101st Airborne Division paratroopers–descend from the sky over Holland, dropping deep behind German lines in a daring daylight mission to seize and secure the road leading north to Arnhem and the Rhine. Their success would allow the Allied army to advance swiftly into Germany. The Screaming Eagles accomplish their initial o ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published January 30th 2007 by Presidio Press (first published August 31st 1989)
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Jimmie Kepler
George Koskimaki was 101st Airborne Division commanding general, General Maxwell Taylor’s radio operator. He wrote the three-book history of the 101st Airborne during World War Two. Hell's Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign, September - November 1944 is the second book in the series.

I had previously read Cornelius Ryan’s “A Bridge to Far”, Stephen Ambrose’s “Band of Brothers” and “Citizen Soldiers”, Robert Kershaw's “It Never Snows in September: The German
Tony M.
The book that I read is titled,"Hell's Highway" by George E. Koshimaki. What initially attracted me to this book is, the fact that I'm a real war geek so I like reading and expanding my knowledge about wars. What made this book more attracting was the fact that it was about World War II and that it is mainly about the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S army.
As I mentioned before this book focuses on the the 101st Airborne during their campgain in Holland during World War II. Since this book is
Eugene Roman
George Koskimaki writes from the perspective of the Screaming Eagles, the 101st airborne division and from the Dutch underground in the second world war. The purpose of the book is no surprise. He wants to portray the experiences of the men and women in operation Market Garden. The sentence are short and clear. George also includes diaries from the men and women about the events throughout the story. It is about the rapid initial success of the operation and then the seventy-two day struggle to ...more
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This author is a military historian not a mainstream writer and while I'm sure this book holds a lot of meaning to the people who fought in the Market-Garden campaign (or who understand current military jargon), as a lay person I struggled to relate to it and finally gave up. I want to learn the history of the screaming eagles but will try my luck with some of the other books written about it. This author collected a large amount of dense, detailed information which is pasted together chronologi ...more
An outstanding history of Market-Garden from the perspective of members of the 101st Airborne division and numerous Dutch civilians.

If you are looking for an overall, operational level survey of Market-Garden, this book isn't it; for that, take a look at "A Bridge to Far" by Cornelius Ryan. This book is an in the mud look at the experiences of individual soldiers during the campaign.

The book is comprised mostly of snippets from interviews, diaries and journals of the soldier and civilian partici
This book represents a scrupulous and faithful account of the combat experience of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign --- on the part of the author, himself a veteran of the 101st. The reader is also made aware --- through eyewitness accounts --- of the contributions made by Dutch civilians, the Dutch underground, and some British units during this bitter and protracted campaign. This is a good book for any serious student of the Second World War.
Brett Marshall
I give Hell's Highway a chronicle of the 101'st airborne in the Holland campaign 5 stars. What I really liked about the book is how he wrote it because not only was he a veteran of the war he divided them up into small accounts or small stories. I have read Battered Bastards of Bastogne and I will soon read D day. I am sure the book will keep you reading because he has accounts from over 600 soldiers and civilians from the Holland campaign.
This was a very hard book to get through - just like D-Day with the Screaming Eagles by Koskimaki. The material was very dense and detailed which was great but it was hard to get a grasp on all of the things going on at the same time. It makes for an awesome historical reference! I plan to read The Battered Bastards of Bastogne soon - I just need a bit of a break from this level of depth.
I could not finish this book. It was basically a series of narratives about specific actions during the Holland Campaign in WWII. There was no overall framework presented. It was just a summary of interviews. Further, if several people were involved in an action, the story about the action was repeated by interviewing different people who were there. Not a great effort.
Great book. Lots of great accounts from the men that were actually there and put together very nicely by the author. It's the second time I've read this book, as I truly enjoy this series by George Koskimaki.
David Keckan
Very easy read. Regardless of your knowledge or lack of understanding you will walk away with a wonderful accurate depiction from the author George Kosamski who served with the 101st airborne during WWII.
This book does good at covering the 101st during operation Market Garden in Holland. Lots of first hand accounts I've never read before. Great book.
This is a must read for those who read about our history.
Book jumped around too often. Hard to get into the story.
It's no dispatches
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George E. Koskimaki is a former paratrooper who jumped into Normandy on June 6, 1944, as General Maxwell Taylor’s radioman. He went on to become a preeminent historian of the 101st Airborne Division, having interviewed hundreds of fellow veterans for their firsthand accounts. He currently lives in Northville, Michigan.
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