VGC.Buchan & Enright, Publishers,1984.First UK edition.Foreword by General Sir John Hackett(includes his printed signature).Dark blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) in VGC plus,with Dj(large tear on the edge of the back Dj cover,a couple of creases,small nicks and scratches on the Dj cover) in VGC.Illustrated with b/w photos,maps.Nice and clean pages with a couple of small nicks,crease and ink mark on the edges,two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first page of the book.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.282pp including List of illustrations,list of maps,notes,sources,glossary,index,'Market Garden' Chain of command tree.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: Arnhem was the heaviest Allied defeat of 1944 and was the subject of the famous film A Bridge Too Far. Casualties during the battle were appalling; the brave and enduring Dutch people suffered catastrophically in the aftermath and German morale was strengthened at a time of otherwise ebbing fortunes. n nThis new revised edition besides being a superb history is, above all, a record of quite extraordinary courage - of commanders, ordinary soldiers, pilots and aircrew, Dutch civilians, of hard pressed German troops fighting to save their country from invasion; and most of all, of the Americans, British and Poles who made up the Airborne Forces. The Devil's Birthday, whose author Geoffrey Powell, is professional writer and decorated veteran of the battle, is unlikely to be superseded as the standard work on a bold, gallant, yet doomed, undertaking.