The Battle for Survival

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For seventy years the Battle of Arnhem in 1944 has been considered a bitter and humiliating Allied defeat. But that story fails to acknowledge another: the extraordinary heroism and self-sacrifice, gallantry and grit, sheer guts and determination of the troops who fought against impossible odds and lost. Now, John Nichol and Tony Rennell let the soldiers tell the story as they lived it on the ground and in the air: bailing out of flaming planes, fighting house to house, ducking bullets and dodging shells, holding the line though relief never arrives, or crossing into no-man's land to rescue fallen comrades. Arnhem puts readers in the middle of the battle a terrible defeat but a victory of human courage and spirit.
Military history.
World War II.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780141048352
Characteristics: xxvii, 333 pages, [16] pages of plates :,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rennell, Tony - Author


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Feb 13, 2012

Not an operational history or serious evaluation. Stories of individual soldiers from the Allied side written as a novel and supposedly true. High school reading level.

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