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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Neillands Narrator: James Adams Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Who was really responsible for the failure at Nijmegen, the destruction of the British First Airborne Division at Arnhem, and the failure of Operation Market Garden? Why was Montgomery threatened with the sack when he had just retrieved Bradley’s failure in the Battle of the Bulge? Was General Eisenhower’s command strategy either workable or wise, and did Bradley and Patton undermine it? Even after sixty years, the questions remain.

In this account of the 1944 post-Normandy campaign, historian Robin Neillands disentangles events from the media myths that have come to surround them to get to the truth of what really happened. He examines the often difficult relationship between General Eisenhower and British Field Marshal Montgomery. If Eisenhower had taken his advice, would the Allies have made quicker progress? Could the war in Europe have been won in 1944 if the right strategies had been employed?

With superb battle narratives and clear analysis of success and failure at every point, Neillands casts a new and informed light on the costly struggle for the Rhine.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thoroughly researched…Neillands’ volume has a place in any collection serving World War II history students and buffs.”

    Booklist

  • “Neillands is an accomplished writer whose treatment of the topic is masterful.”

    Journal of Military History

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Patricrk patrick | 2/9/2009

    " It was good to read an English account of this time period. I have read so much from American sources that hearing Monty described as the best commander of the war is hard to swallow. "

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About the Author
Author Robin Neillands

Robin Neillands, a former Royal Marines commando, has been described as “one of Britain’s most readable military historians” (Birmingham Post). Author of more than forty books, he is noted for his careful research and clear, lively accounts of complex battles and matters of command. His previous book, The Battle of Normandy 1944, was hailed by the Sunday Timesas one of the best military histories of its year.