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Another masterwork from Antony Beevor

This book isn't a bridge too far for the historian

By Jay Elwes   May 2018
Allied tanks cross the road bridge at Nijmegen during its capture.

Allied tanks cross the road bridge at Nijmegen during its capture.

Another year, another sonorously-titled masterwork from the most feted military historian of our time. Here he takes on the Allied forces’ 1944 dart into the Netherlands, an airborne operation championed by Field Marshal Montgomery, Britain’s most senior commander, which aimed to take the lower Rhine and thrust Hitler’s army back on its heels. It was a daring, bold plan—and it was also a disaster. Beevor puts the blame…

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