Messines Bookshop : Military History

Where books are bought and stories told

Military History in English Only!

German tourist, keen on military history, since the age of 12,  especially World War 2, bought a number of books and expressed that he only bought books by English writers because “German authors are too biased”.

December 9, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Parents in Arnhem

A buyer at Messines Bookshop, buys Cornelius Ryan’s A Bridge too Far and  tells me the story of her parents as five and six year old children in Arnhem when it was devastated first by the battle for the bridge and then by the destruction wrought by the Germans to punish the town and its people. Their house was destroyed but after the war it was rebuilt, although bodies of dead German soldiers had to be removed first from temporary graves.

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