By: Angus, Tom.

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Book Condition: Very Good+

208 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, organization chart. "Tom Angus sets out to apportion no blame, nor does he seek to analyse the reasons for the failure of the operation. His aim is simply to describe what it was like to be a 30-year old company commander during those eight days in hell. For obvious reasons, the characters are not all drawn straight from life. The names are changed and he does not specify the units concerned. But the events he describes did happen just where and when and how he describes them; so if this is not a conventional work of military history nor is it by any means fiction. It is a remarkable and intensely moving account of one of those great military tragedies which only the British seem able to turn into triumphs, and as a book it certainly triumphs over all conventional accounts of that blood-drenched sacrifice that was the Battle of Arnhem. It is also the finest evocation of an infantryman's war to be published for many years and will become a classic in its field." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very tiny bump to bottom corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, small ghost sticker mark on front flap.


Author Name: Angus, Tom.

Categories: Military - World War II,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1977

ISBN Number: 0850522153

ISBN Number 13: 9780850522150

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16843

Keywords: Battle of Arnhem, Parachute battalion, Regiment, Army Air Corps, Personal reminiscences, British, Infantry, Infantrymen, Airborne, Oosterbeek, Nijmegen, Wordl War II, Second World War, Mid 20th Century, Military Actions, Military Operations, Arnhem, Netherlands, Military Disasters, british Army.,