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An excellent resource,
This review is from: It Never Snows in September: The German View of Market-garden and the Battle of Arnhem (Hardcover)
This book is an outstanding piece of work, and invaluable to anyone who wants a balanced view of Operation Market-Garden.
The entire operation is covered, from top to bottom, from the German perspective, and not just those actions around the Arnhem and Oosterbeek areas. Liberally illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs, many I hadn't seen elsewhere before, and with colour and black-and-white maps, and rounded off with an excellent Appendix at the back of the book that details the Order-of-battle of the many varied Axis units involved in trying to contain the Allies daring push into Holland. Considering the German practice of assembling 'kamfgruppes' from all manner of sources of equipment and manpower, this section alone is worthy of high praise.
The author has done an excellent job in providing considerable insight into the actions and decisions of the leaders and men who prevented this Operation from achieving it's goals. Anyone who has studied this particular part of the late war North-West Europe campaign would do well to include this book in their library. Highly recommended.