Messines Bookshop : Military History

Where books are bought and stories told

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.

December 9, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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