Arnhem: Landing Grounds and Oosterbeek by Frank Steer

By Frank Steer

This is often the most recent within the well-respected Battleground sequence of books, and covers a couple of facets of the conflict of Arnhem. It concentrates at the landings and the determined and mythical conflict fought through the remnants of 1st Airborne department within the city of Oosterbeek. The booklet depends on either old wisdom and anecdotes from veterans to deliver to existence the occasions of these fateful days of past due September 1944.

Having set the strategic scene within the starting bankruptcy, the advisor indicates 4 separate excursions round the sector, one strolling and the others requiring a automobile. they could all be accomplished in a whole day, yet are established in this kind of manner that viewers could make their very own collection of how and the place to go to. For a transparent, concise and exact account of the Arnhem-Oosterbeek battlefield this wonderful addition to our Battleground sequence is not likely to be overwhelmed.

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6 Introduction Historians have been discussing the question of a change in the functions of the military in an industrialized war: the findings of the present volume, with its supporting sources, provide new stimuli in this area. e. with an integrated overall study of all factors vital to the state’s offensive and defensive warfare. Such exceptions as the Third Supreme Army Command in the final phase of the First World War or Groener’s reflections under the special conditions of the latter years of the Weimar Republic merely confirm the rule that the military leadership perceived its task predominantly to lie in the area of directing a ‘weapons war’.

The fact that time and again certain lessons from the First World War are seen as development-determining factors reinforces a tendency, already present in historical research, to view and interpret the span of the two world wars in the first half of our century as a unity. In political historiography this aspect, in so far as it is concerned with the position of Europe and its states in the world, has long been a matter of course. Military historiography suggests that the same analysis can advantageously be applied to the interpretation of numerous domestic-policy and economic-policy problems.

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