Arnhem and the Aftermath

Airborne Assaults in the Netherlands 1940 - 1945

Harry Kuiper

* Life in Arnhem during the Nazi Occupation

* Impact of Market Garden's failure on the population of Arnhem

* Hunger Winter of 1944-45 as the Nazis punished the Dutch

* Includes the 3 major airborne assaults in the Netherlands from 1940-1945

* Unusual in that it tells the story from a civilian perspective
Date Published :
June 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
32 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781473870987
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$34.95
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Overview
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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 front lines, 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 degradation 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 terrorized 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 backdrop of all three airborne operations in the Netherlands, in which both German and Allied forces were involved.

About The Author
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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.

REVIEWS
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"...a good book to get an insider’s view of the occupation within the Netherlands. I really enjoyed the personal stories and experiences of normal people trying to survive under the Nazi regime."

- Military History Online

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