Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn

Arnhem and the Aftermath (Hardback)

Airborne Assaults in the Netherlands 1940 - 1945

WWII

By Harry Kuiper
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781473870987
Published: 30th March 2018

in_stock

£15.99 Introductory Offer

Print price £19.99


You'll be £15.99 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Arnhem and the Aftermath. What's this?

+£4 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £30
(click here for international delivery rates)

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates


War is far more than a series of military victories and defeats. Civilians always are the biggest victims and there are often staggering imbalances between casualties on the frontlines, and those behind; between the victims and the aggressors. According to recent figures, The Second World War saw the deaths of an estimated 72 million people worldwide, two thirds of whom were civilians.

Wars also have serious social, economic and human consequences. They may defeat politicians and aggressive politics, but it is communities who pay the price. In 1939 one European country after another suffered defeat, which later resulted in enormous social and economic degradations of the communities involved.
The failure of Operation Market Garden in 1944 resulted in yet another tragedy for the Dutch and one that would have far deeper social consequences than those before it. After the Allies were defeated, the Nazis terrorised the local Dutch populace and the V2 rockets fired immediately from their Dutch launch sites resulted in over 9,000 casualties in the UK.

Arnhem and the Aftermath begins and ends in Arnhem, in 1940 and 1945 respectively. It focuses on the experiences of the civilians in those mournful years, against a back-drop of all three airborne operations in the Netherlands, in which both German and Allied forces were involved.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

About Harry Kuiper

Harry Kuiper was born in Arhnem in 1939 and experienced the Nazi Occupation of his county, first-hand. He is a retired journalist and author.

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Pen & Sword Military...