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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 21:17 pm 
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Hey guys.I'm looking for some recommendations on good reads on the battle for Arnhem
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If there are any about specific individuals' experiences as well as overviews of the battles arounf Arnhem.

Id be really greatful guys!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:00 am 
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Leaving your research a bit late aren't we?! There's plenty of good ones in Waterstones....just have a look!

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Plenty of excellent reference books, but if you fancy dipping into fiction, 'Before I sleep, a novel of Arnhem' (based on real characters) and 'Oosterbeek' by Laurence Power (recommended to me by someone on here) was a really good read about the civilians caught up in it all.

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Hi Scott, from a recce point of view Remember Arnhem by John Fairley


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Euan wrote:
Leaving your research a bit late aren't we?! There's plenty of good ones in Waterstones....just have a look!

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Am I? Didn't realise there was a time limit on reading books?

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Cheers lads I'll get looking!

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Ha! Wasn't insinuating that, just thought you'd have done more reading earlier on. Got a book from Braehead waterstones called "a street in Arnhem" which is fantastic.

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ARNHEM, The fight to sustain - Frank Steer.
A great look at the logisticians point of view of the battle.

ARNHEM, the battle for survival - John Nichol - Brilliant book of the build up and battle.

ARNHEM - Lloyd Clark, a very good detailed account of the battle.

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It Never Snows in September by Robert Kershaw is an interesting one from the German point of view


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I'm reading 'Escape From Arnhem' by Godfrey Freeman of the Glider Pilot Regiment at present. Only halfway through, but definitely recommended so far.

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All good suggestions so far, have a look out for any written by former 1st Airborne div. officers, Shan Hackett or Roy Urquart for example, Col. John Waddy did a good battlefield guide.


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Amazon wish list is growing! :wink:

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Surgeon at arms is another great one, Scott!

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I recommend Arnhem Lift by Louis Hagen - written weeks after the battle by a German refugee who had joined the British army as a glider pilot. An immediate, gripping personal account of his experience. http://www.amazon.com/Arnhem-Lift-Louis ... 0860071227


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I have just watched the film "Theirs is the Glory - men of Arnhem", 80 minutes long, made just one year after the battle and "filmed entirely without the use of studio sets or actors. The film cleverly weaves original footage with re-enactments shot on location in Arnhem featuring the men from the Airborne Regiment who actually fought in the battle". I got a new copy from ebay for £6.58. I recommend it!


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A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan?

A bit obvious, a bit too cliché?

Cracking book though!

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