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Arnhem 1944: The Airborne Battle, 17-26 September (Penguin history) Paperback – 28 Sep 1995

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (28 Sept. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140143424
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140143423
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 12.7 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 316,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Arnhem 1944" is another excellent war history from Martin Middlebrook. It has all the usual hallmarks of a Middlebrook history: research so exquisitely detailed and painstaking, that you know he's got things right, coupled with a readable style that mixes narrative with personal recollections of participants, all illustrated with numerous maps that enable the reader to follow the cut and thrust of individual unit actions, and the inexorable development of the allied defeat.
However, I was somewhat disappointed that Mr. Middlebrook failed to follow the formula that made his World War II bombing campaign books so absorbing. In those books, he examined every aspect of the aerial battles from the points of view of the allied aircrews, the German defenders (on the ground and in the air), and the victims of the bombing themselves.
In "Arnhem 1944", Mr. Middlebrook has avoided looking at the battle from the German perspective. In his introduction, he stated that he originally had every intention of doing so, but while he was carrying out his research, a comprehensive history on the Germans' experiences in that battle was published, causing him to drop that aspect from his research. Unfortunately, Mr. Middlebrook fails to quote from that German history, with the result that the reader feels, to some degree, like the allied defenders must have done: impressed by the determination and ferociousness of the German attacks, but never knowing about the extent of the resources available to the Germans. Just a hint of the Germans' thought processes throughout the battle would have balanced out the book considerably.
That criticism aside, this is still an excellent piece of work, which General John Hackett, a senior participant in the battle, calls "without question the best book published so far on the Market Garden operation." Who can argue with someone so well qualified to assess this book?
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The third Middlebrook book I have read, and as ever fantastic research and elegant use of real accounts from those that were there to make for a compelling narrative. A must read if you have any interest in WW2...
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A typical Martin Middlebrook book, one produced as a result of meticulous, accurate research, details of which, have been collected from those involved in the battle. The book covers the preparations, a day by day account as the battle unfolds and the days of the withdrawl across the Rhine. This book is an excellent reference document for those contemplating a visit to the battlefield, enabling the reader to comprehend what happened, in September 1944, on an almost personal level and how the current monuments, placques, streets and villages relate to those events.
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Brilliant. Superb detail.Superb balance. All to often Arnhem accounts concentrate on certain events and less on others. This amends those unbalanced books I've had to put up with. Superb research. Superb personal narratives. The best book about the Battle of Arnhem. Full Stop.
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This informative work gives readers an in-depth account of the tragic, yet heroic, operations in and around Arnhem in 1944. A must for those interested in Airborne operations, or for anyone who wants an example of valour in the face of extreme odds.
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Of all the books about Arnhem from the Airborne perspective this is the best. It's the clearest, the most thorough, and it's stuffed with the most brilliant eyewitness anecdotes. If you want the German perspective read It Never Snows In September; if you want the grit and the gore read Zeno's The Cauldron or Geoffrey Powell's Men At Arnhem. But for your basic groundwork, Middlebrook's your man. It was a very complicated battle and he makes it comprehensible.
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As an avid Arnhem researcher I borrowed and read this book after a trip to Arnhem. I found that I wanted to have my own copy. I think it is one of the most accurate books on this subject.
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Another excellent book from Mr Middlebrook focusing entirely on the British Airborne Division. For those who want a narrow focus this is the best book on Arnhem with clear maps and descriptions of what can be a confusing battle.

Some affecting stories with good reasearch and good illustrations make this a complete package.

I also bought the the Battlefield Guides on the Bridge and the Landing Grounds but these can be a little confusing as incidents over several days took place in the same area. This book sets out the chronology well and is a good place to start.

If visiting the area I would recommend all three and make sure you read them before travelling. The battlefield itself has not changed much and is a fascinating and moving experience.
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