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The Devil's Birthday: The Bridges to Arnhem, 1944

Powell, Geoffrey

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ISBN 10: 0531097919 / ISBN 13: 9780531097915
Published by F. Watts 1985, c1984, New York, 1985
Condition: good, fair
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24 cm, 276, illus., bibliography, glossary, index, ink name on front endpaper, pencil erasure on title page, DJ edges torn. Foreword by General Sir John Hackett. The attempt by the Allies to capture the bridge at Arnhem, in which over-ambition, poor planning, stupidity, inefficiency, and bad luck all conspired to produce the most costly Allied defeat of 1944. Bookseller Inventory # 34807

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Title: The Devil's Birthday: The Bridges to Arnhem,...

Publisher: F. Watts 1985, c1984, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Book Condition: good, fair

Edition: First Printing.

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Military Book Club edition bound in black and red boards. A VG+ copy in a VG+ dust jacket. Slight spine lean. Small pen stripe on the edges of the bottom page block. Rubs to the dust jacket's spine tips and a small crease at the base of its spine.

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The Devil's Birthday was published in 1984, to considerable acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. It was the first book by a British writer to tell the full story of Operation 'Market Garden', the Allied attempt in 1944 to seize three major river crossings--including the road bridge at Arnhem, the famous 'bridge too far'-- and thus secure a back door into Germany.

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