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.
'I know of no other work of literature of World War II as moving, as awesome and as accurate in its portrayal of human courage.' - General James A Gavin
Cornelius Ryan was born in 1920 in Dublin. He covered World War II from the frontline, attached to General Patton's army until the end of the war in 1945. He emigrated to the USA in 1947 and became one of the most important and respected war journalists of his generation, writing critically acclaimed articles and books until his death in 1976.