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Street in Arnhem (PB)

Street in Arnhem (PB)

ISBN: 9780711038288

Author: Robert J. Kershaw

Publisher: Ian Allan

Format: Paperback, 400 Pages

Price: AUD $18.95
RRP: AUD $24.95

Robert Kershaw follows-up his best-selling account of the Battle of Arnhem from German eyes - It Never Snows in September - to focus on the experiences of the Dutch civilians and British and German soldiers in one street, fighting to survive at the heart of one of the most intense battles of World War 2. A Street in Arnhem tells the story of the battle of Arnhem in September 1944 from the perspective of what could be seen or heard from the Utrechtseweg, a road that runs seven kilometres from Arnhem railway station west to Oosterbeek, and which saw virtually every major event during Operation Market-Garden played out in front of its inhabitants.

The book charts the heartbreaking destruction of a well established, exclusive and popular rural community through the eyes of the British, Polish and German soldiers fighting amid the confused and horrified Dutch locals. It portrays a collage of human experiences, sights, sounds, fears and emotions as ordinary people seek to cope when their street was so suddenly, and so savagely, overwhelmed in a mighty battle not of their making.

Robert Kershaw's new research reveals the extent to which most people in this battle, whether soldiers or civilians, saw only what was immediately happening to them and had virtually no idea of what was going on around them. Many original Dutch Dutch, German and English accounts have been unearthed through interviews, diary accounts and letters. Post combat reports have also been discovered charting the same incidents from both sides, as well as giving the Dutch civilian perspective.

This gripping story is incredibly compelling and graphically portrays for readers the dramatic reality of having the street you have lived in peacefully for years engulfed in a major conflict.

 

Book Title: Street in Arnhem (PB)
Publisher: Ian Allan
Title Release: October 2015
ISBN: 9780711038288
Author: Robert J. Kershaw
Format: Paperback, 400 Pages
About the Author: Robert Kershaw joined the Parachute Regiment in 1973, commanded 10 PARA and left as a full Colonel in 2006. He attended the German Staff College, the Fuhrungsakedemie, and spent two years with the Bundeswehr as an infantry, airborne and arctic warfare instructor. His active service includes tours in Northern Ireland, the first Gulf War (during which he was awarded the US Bronze Star) and Bosnia. He has exercised in various parts of the world and served in Europe the Middle East and Africa. Military service has equipped him with a rich spectrum of skills and experience which he has been able to draw upon and readily apply to his second career. He is now a professional writer and has written seven books, interviewed on numerous TV documentaries and published articles in the Times, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail and Express.

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