John Buckley is Professor of Military History in the Department of War Studies, University of Wolverhampton. He has published on many aspects of twentieth century warfare, but in particular the British Army in the Second World War, maritime trade defence, and air power. He is the author of a number of books, most recently Monty's Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Europe 1944-5 (Yale, 2013) which was awarded the Templer Medal by the Society for Army Historical Research. Dr Peter Preston-Hough is a visiting lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton and University of Chester. He has had a lifelong interest in the history of the Royal Air Force particularly from 1939 and in airborne warfare from its earliest days. He has particular interests in the Strategic Air Offensive, 617 Squadron, the RAF in the Far East, and airborne warfare in Normandy and Operation Market Garden. This is his first book and is based on his doctoral thesis which was submitted in 2013.
After 70 years it is time to re-evaluate the importance, impact and outcome of Market Garden, alongside a wider reappraisal of the fighting in the Low Countries in the autumn of 1944. This collection of essays addresses such questions. * Books Monthly *