Hellas Highway is a history, most of which has never before been written. It is adventure recorded by those who lived it and put into context by an author who was also there. It is human drama on an enormous scale, told through the personal stories of 612 contributors of written and oral accounts of the Screaming Eaglesa part in the attempt to liberate the Netherlands. Koskimaki is an expert in weaving together individual recollections to make a compelling and uniquely first-hand account of the bravery and deprivations suffered by the troops, and their hopes, fears, triumphs, and tragedies, as well as those of Dutch civilians caught up in the action. There have been many books published on Operation Market Garden and there will surely be more. This book, however, gets to the heart of the action. The abig picture, a which most histories paint, here is just the context for the real history on the ground.On your hands and knees, feeling around for wires, every little noise making your stomach quiver and wanting to ... aThe barn was connected to the house and we had run a rope from the barn door to the far end of the barn where you branched off; ... This room had two windows about five feet off the floor and at ground level.
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