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A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

by Cornelius Ryan

Publisher Hamish Hamilton


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  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover

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About the book

Arnhem 1944: the airborne strike for the bridges over the Rhine.

The true story of the greatest battle of World War II and the basis of the 1977 film of the same name, directed by Richard Attenborough.

The Battle of Arnhem, one of the most dramatic battles of World War II, was as daring as it was ill-fated.

It cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day.

This is the whole compelling story, told through the vast cast of characters involved. From Dutch civilians to British and American strategists, its scope and ambition is unparalleled, superbly recreating the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation.

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About the Author

Cornelius Ryan

Ryan was born in Dublin. After finishing his education Ryan moved to London in 1940, and became a war correspondent for ''The Daily Telegraph'' in 1941.

He initially covered the air war in Europe during WW II, flew along on fourteen bombing missions with the Eighth Air Force and Ninth Air Force United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), then joined General Patton's Third Third Army and covered its actions until the end of the European war. He transferred to the Pacific theater in 1945, and then to Jerusalem in 1946.

Ryan emigrated to the United States in 1947 to work for Time magazine, where he reported on the postwar tests of atomic weapons carried out by the United States in the Pacific. This was followed by work for other magazines, including Collier's Weekly and Reader's Digest.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Near-fine first edition with bruising to the top and bottom of the spine and along the tope edge of the back panel. In a price clipped dust jacket with signs of wear and tear. the corners and edges have started to wear away and the covers have become discoloured.

    This book is located in our Brighton store and may take longer for delivery.

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