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A Magnificent Disaster: The Failure of Market Garden, The Arnhem Operation, September 1944 by [David Bennett, Carlo D'Este]

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DAVID BENNETT was educated at Christ's Hospital School and Sidney Sussex College Cambridge, where he took history and philosophy. He holds a Ph.D in philosophy from McGill University. He spent much of his working life in the labor movement, ending his career in 2006 as National Director of Health, Safety and Environment at the Canadian Labour Congress. He is widely published in the areas of workplace health and environmental protection and has published several articles, op-ed pieces and reviews on the Second World War. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"…Reveals much of what history has tended to gloss over… This detailed examination of Market Garden should be a must read for all who have an interest in this operation." (Airborne Quarterly)

"…an informative volume… provides a wealth of detail. It will make a valuable addition to your collection if you’re an enthusiast of Market Garden or the ETO in WWII…" (
Armorama)

“…the first to put forward a complete, balanced, and strategic account of all forces involved and provides us with a new perspective on the many errors and conflicts of the campaign.” (
Best of Britain(UK))

“…an amazing, utterly captivating and enthralling account… the amount of research he’s put into this book phenomenal. One of the most readable accounts of a second world war campaign I have ever read.” (
BOOKS MONTHLY UK)

“…a readable yet thorough history that should make a great addition to any World War Two history shelf.” (
Internet Modeler)

"…brings previously overlooked details of a battle I thought I knew a lot about. I didn't…expert analysis, unveiling new insights at every step." (
IPMS)

“To be sure, the basic story has been told many times…however we never get the full story…Bennett brings the Polish, Canadian, and German actions into the campaign in new and significant ways. He has done his homework. He has mined the archives, walked the ground, talked with participants of the campaign, and painted the strategic picture more thoroughly than in previous works… a fine book.” (
Military History of the West)

“…interesting appendices and a most complete bibliography, making this probably one of the finest works on the subject yet done… both informative and entertaining… I give my highest recommendation for a superb read.” (
MODEL MADNESS)

“A fresh look at the disastrous operation in the Netherlands that led to devastating losses among British and Polish airborne troops… a concise look at the critical events during the operation (
NYMAS)

well researched and excellently written account which raises many good points and invites a great deal of comment... challenges(the reader)... provides us with a modern appreciation of the battle. (
War Books Out Now) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004M18MDK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Casemate (July 8, 2008)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 8, 2008
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7055 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 382 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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