Antony Beevor (2018 Event)
The nation’s premier military historian has analysed conflicts in places that proved pivotal during the Second World War such as Berlin and Stalingrad. Now he turns to Arnhem, where Britain, America and the Netherlands tried in vain to thwart the Nazis’ hopes for dominion. In Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944, Sir Antony Beevor explores why this project failed, but also why it became ‘the last German victory’. This event was recorded live at the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival and is chaired by Sheena McDonald.