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 (1939-1945) WWII Battles
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Christ Liebegott
Brighton Twp., PA, USA
Posts: 4
A Bridge too Far
Posted on: 9/9/2017 4:41:43 PM
Recently watched this movie. Am wondering if there is a good, objective book on this operation

Regards,
Christ Liebegott

wazza
Sydney , Australia
Posts: 351
Re: A Bridge too Far
Posted on: 9/10/2017 12:34:31 AM
Cornelius Ryan's book isn't too bad. It's what the movie was based upon. Lots of facts and figures in it.
Was considered the definitive work at the time of its release.
I am not sure now.

brian grafton
Victoria, BC, Canada
Posts: 1398
Re: A Bridge too Far
Posted on: 9/10/2017 1:31:28 AM
Wazza, I agree. Ryan's book was for some time considered the de facto study of Market Garden, and from what I remember the movie followed the book as well as cinema can follow text and still be acceptable.

At the same time, I remember when I first read A Bridge Too Far, some decades ago, wondering about the moral/strategic questioning implied by the title. That hasn' changed.

Cheers
Brian G
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
Posts: 2883
Re: A Bridge too Far
Posted on: 9/10/2017 9:00:55 AM
Here is a book review on it, the movie is accessible on Netflix.

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a must for all WWII students,
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Christ Liebegott
Brighton Twp., PA, USA
Posts: 4
Re: A Bridge too Far
Posted on: 9/17/2017 5:40:25 PM
Thanks for your ideas and opinions. What peaked my curiosity most was the last comment of the film. If he really said that, it was sick!