War & Conflicts Discussions => Wars & Conflicts: Books, Movies, Docus and Stories => Topic started by: Koen on 8 November 2008, 08:21:04



Title: Books: A bridge too Far - Arnhem 1944 [Cornelius Ryan]
Post by: Koen on 8 November 2008, 08:21:04
Finally started reading the book itself after seeing the movie for about 100 times  :D

It's nice to compare the book and the movie.

Is it a good book? Ofcourse it is, I especially like the "small" texts at the pagebottoms.

Bought this one 2nd hand, as I do with most of my books.

K


Title: Re: A bridge too Far - Arnhem 1944 [Cornelius Ryan]
Post by: Heinrich505 on 27 November 2008, 21:22:04
Koen,
  It is an excellent book, and I'd highly recommend it.  I was so pleased with the book and its details that I tried making some ASL scenarios based on the action around the bridge.  Of course they weren't very good, but the fun was in the research.  Hauptmann Gräbner's ill-fated charge across the bridge was captured well in the movie, but was terrifying to read about.  I'm glad you are reading the book.  There is so much in it that the movie was not able to include.

                                  Heinrich505


Title: Re: A bridge too Far - Arnhem 1944 [Cornelius Ryan]
Post by: Koen on 28 November 2008, 12:03:36
Finished it by now and I really enjoyed it.

It's easy to read, just the right amount of details...