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We Fought at Arnhem

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Operation Market Garden: a plan to capture the bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem and outflank the German front.

In all twelve thousand airborne troops were to land, either by parachute or glider, at three drop zones and move towards their objective. As the world now knows the mission was to be 'a bridge too far' for the British forces.

Mike Rossiter has interviewed three of th
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 26th 2012 by Corgi (first published May 26th 2011)
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Laurence
Jul 24, 2014 Laurence rated it really liked it
A very detailed description of one of the most infamous campaigns in British history. The in depth accounts by the three soldiers allows the reader to garner a better idea of what conditions were like at Arnhem and also helps the reader emphasize with the soldiers. Even though most people will have some idea of the events of operation Market Garden the account fleshed out what happened from the troops perspective. I did enjoy the book but did find it slightly difficult to get through at times ...more
Michael Hilton
Aug 25, 2012 Michael Hilton rated it really liked it
Although centred on 3 characters all in Arnhem within a few miles of each other, it does portray the vastly different time they endured with the only symbioses that binds the characters together being their shared time in captivity until the close of their wars. A gripping read throughout however I found it let down by the authors own statement at the start stating this is not a discussion on what let down and ultimately caused failure of Op. Market Garden, however, the final pages were indeed a ...more
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Jun 03, 2013 Matt rated it it was amazing
This book was great its the standard story of operation market garden but it also follows 3 individuals so puts a very personal view on the whole battle. I can't recommend this highly enough I really enjoyed it. If you enjoyed the bridge too far then this is a must as it will bring it right home the trials tribulations and hardships that were suffered!
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