1st ed., 1974. Xx + 492 pp., 32 photo-plates + 10 maps. D.J., 22 x 14cm. FINE. After seven years’ researching and interviewing, the author gives us for the first time the complete story of the Arnhem Drop in Holland in September 1944 when Montgomery’s miscalculation took his men ‘a bridge too far’ and quashed any hopes of bringing the war to an imminent end. This is the author's most outstanding book. Based on his talks with Allied and German commanders, fighting soldiers, civilians and resistance workers, he takes us from the highest military councils to valiant soldiers and underground workers caught up in a drama they could neither control nor escape.