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on 26 February 2012
This is a well-researched and informative account of Operation Epsom, providing an bird's eye view of the various areas of the battle and eye witness accounts from both sides. It enables the reader to fully understand the intricacies of the plan and the ensuing battle(s) and the problems faced by both sides.

One will emerge with a much better appreciation of the importance of the plan and the battles which followed as well as the gritty and tenacious fighting which took place.

One will also tire of the appallingly sloppy way in which this book was proofread. In fact, I am unsure as to whether it was proofread. Something is seriously amiss when there is a glaring mistake on each page (and, in some instances, in each paragraph). For that, it only gets three stars.
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on 7 August 2011
Having recently travelled to St Manvieu War Cemetery to visit the grave of a relative who lost his life in Operation Epsom, I found Tim Saunders account so informative and interesting I literally read the book from cover to cover without putting it down. I was particularly impressed by the inclusion of the eye-witness accounts (both British and German) that vividly detailed and illustrated the horrors suffered by both sides during this brutal confrontation.
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Tim Saunders has the knack for writing good military histories of sections of the Normandy battlefield. Each has the usual mix; excellent photos, good maps, some quotes from participants and a connecting text. He avoids the more detailed tone of divisional histories by emphasising the experiences of the troops. Epsom was an early operation of the just blooded British Liberation Army notable for the capture of a key bridge leading to Hill 112.

I encourage you to read his other Normandy books.
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on 19 April 2012
Brilliant - will be purchasing further titles in this series. Book content of the Oden battle was very detailed. The descriptions of the German reactions to to the British moves was very well documented. The accompaning photopgraphs were excellent, many not previously seen.
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on 10 November 2009
Operation Epsom is a very well researched book on the conflict between VIII British Corps & 1st Panzerkorps. It is an ecellent read and reference for anyone visiting the Normandy Battle fields, giving an overall appreciation of what difficulties were confronted and advatages had by both sides.
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on 2 October 2015
Its a battle my wife's Uncle was in so very close as he lost his life just after crossing the Rhine.
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