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4.0 out of 5 stars Great writer - less great publisher....
What this guy doesn't know about Operation Market Garden probably isn't worth knowing.
Having read a few accounts from the Allied perspective, this book's interpretation of events from the point of view of the Germans was fascinating. Kershaw's position is, essentially, that there has been too much focus upon the failure of the operation as a result of Allied...
Published on 6 Jan 2011 by G. P. Akerman

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3.0 out of 5 stars Lacks maps
This book is a great idea: an analysis from the German perspective of how they responded to and contained the Allied airborne assault in Holland.

Previous accounts have tended to dwell on the Allied experience, with the Germans usually somewhat anonymous. Kershaw's account sets out how very adept the Germans were at improvising a defence, using literally the...
Published 23 months ago by schlockhorror


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5.0 out of 5 stars Why the surprise was so great, 24 May 2013
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Having read many of the standard works and documents prior to a battlefield tour this book popped up and seems sensible to read. It was indeed useful in that the ability of the Germans to regenerate and improvise becomes more easily understood. It also explains how foolish it was to dismiss intelligence reports and assume there was no fight left in these 'beaten' units.
Essential reading to understand the outcomes. Also well written and a 'good read'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read., 1 May 2013
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This review is from: It Never Snows in September: The German View of Market-Garden and the Battle of Arnhem September 1944: (Paperback)
Probably one of the best written military encounters I've ever read. Informative, captivating and above all written on a neutral note. Have ordered 2 more titles from Robert Kershaw and am looking forward to them immensely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A bridge too far seen by the German side., 28 Mar 2013
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This review is from: It Never Snows in September: The German View of Market-Garden and the Battle of Arnhem September 1944: (Paperback)
This book is written using eye witness accounts by the German soldiers, unit diaries and official reports; for sure it cannot substitute the Cornelius Ryan's masterpiece, but it is a very interesting complementary reading.
The book includes a very detailed German Order of Battle, including the composition of the various Kampfgruppe hastily created on the occasion, and an estimate of the German losses, unit by unit.
A new point of view for a well studied battle.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book., 22 Mar 2013
Good to read some first hand German perspective of the battle. Interesting stuff all though a bit dry in places for my liking. I would recommend it for any one that takes an interest in the market garden operation because it dispels some of the common myths surrounding it. Definitely worth a read. Bit disappointed that you don't get any photos with the e.book, because the paperback contains some excellent stills that are rarely seen in most literature on the subject.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It never snows in september, 16 Mar 2013
This review is from: It Never Snows in September: The German View of Market-Garden and the Battle of Arnhem September 1944: (Paperback)
A very interesting read for a german point. Very worth reading, it cleasrs up a lot of what I believed was true or was propaganda. try reading The Night I Danced With Rommel
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5.0 out of 5 stars It never snows in September, 6 Feb 2013
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This book is superb. I have never read an account of the battle for Arnhem from the German perspective. Quality research from the author who interviewed German soldiers who were there. It explains the incredible efforts that occured to put a fighting force in the field made up of units that had fled from Normandy or were refitting from Russia. Captures the tragedy of dropping the allied forces right on top of an army that should not have even been there. Pays fitting respect to brave (and sometimes humorous) men on both sides. Excellent
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book, 25 Jan 2013
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Decided to read this book after I read Caen Anvil of Victory. Well worth a read just to see the other perspective of the Battle of Arnhem from the German side. Read the Kindle version as it works well with google earth to view the battlefields which I find a must to get a better feel for the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Market Garden, 24 Dec 2012
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Good read from a German view. Still reading but very good read. Interesting to read from the German veiw of how things panned out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It never snows in September, 14 Dec 2010
This review is from: It Never Snows in September: The German View of Market-Garden and the Battle of Arnhem September 1944: (Paperback)
A very well written and well researched book. The book gives, in detail the picture of Op Market Garden from the German perspective. The only fault that I found was the lack of descriptive maps and/or diagrams to match the text
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5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed and interesting., 5 Aug 2014
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A great account of a much mythologised battle, told from the German perspective.
Thoroughly researched and painstakingly arranged to give the most comprehensive insight into the Arnhem campaign.
The idea that it was all allied mistakes belittles the extraordinary improvisation and
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