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martin goddard

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Beevor Arnhem
« on: May 22, 2018, 04:37:10 PM »
Anyone read this book yet?
I usually find his books very enjoyable . I enjoy his anecdotes too. The fall of Berlin book mentioned Russian infantry encountering a milk man on his round. Being front line troops they let hom cary on. Apparently the following waves of non front line troops were a horror.

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 07:37:11 PM »
 not yet its only been out recently.

Stewart 46A

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 09:41:29 PM »
Getting an autograph copy for fathers day

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 10:09:03 AM »
Wow - nice one Stewart!

By the way, the Amazon price (for the hardback: softback not out yet) has recently dropped to 12.00. Albeit without the autograph, of course!

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 09:54:56 AM »
spoiler alert - the germans win (sorry I hate to give away the ending of a book)


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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 05:02:41 PM »
Hi, TIK is planning to issue a review of this book on Monday on his channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheImperatorKnight/videos

He took down the original review...

Anyway, his channel a lot of info on Arnhem and the Eastern Front, well worth a watch; recommended.

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 04:21:35 PM »
Got my copy, not only for 12, but got it in less than 17 hours from the time of order and the time of drop off !!! Good old internet thingy .....

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 09:34:51 PM »
TIK has now published his review - https://youtu.be/fr92BwihIoU

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2018, 11:06:03 AM »
I want to read this as I want to find out what happened to Monty - he doesn't seem to have involved himself in this battle

Lee-Malory was useless in the battle of Britain and he proved to be useless at Arhnem. -

it was a cock up of a battle and we got what we deserved.

- It never snows in September is a good one, from the geman point of view , it lays great stress on our airborne were beaten by german second line troops.

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2018, 02:59:50 PM »
Thanks for posting. That was a very interesting video.


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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2018, 09:50:30 AM »
has anyone played the SPI Arhnem game? - I have it and would like to run it as a PBI campaign (have run Bastogne, 1st alamein, invasion of Malta, Guadacanal)

I think it would be very hard actually keeping to the historical script.

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2018, 05:21:42 PM »
I am saving my autographed copy for the end of summer! If the book is as good as AB's talk at the Chlake Valley History Festival it is a stonker. The best line from the fiasco was from the King of the Netherlands who, on hearing that Monty announced that Market Garden was 90% successful, said his country could not afford another of Monty's successes.

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2018, 06:30:49 PM »
Ben and I are off to do a tour of Arnhem at the end of the month, so am going to try and read the book before setting off.

Wardy

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2018, 06:48:46 PM »
Have a good trip Wardy, hope Ben enjoys it to.

If your at a loose end in Normandy (Manche) your welcome to visit.

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Re: Beevor Arnhem
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2018, 07:18:30 PM »
Thanks Les, we are on a Battlefield Tour trip so we cannot deviate. Normandy next year on our own so that would be a great offer.

Wardy