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    "Our country is ourselves. It is our villages, our altars, our graves, all that our fathers loved before us. Our country is our Faith, our land, our King. . . But their country — what is it? Do you understand? Do you? . . . They have it in their brains; we have it under our feet. . ." - François-Athanase Charette

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    Received this book for Christmas from an uncle.

    Misleading title however, the book stops when the official battle for the Rhine starts, it's really about the prelude to the breakthrough on the Rhine (Market Garden and the bogged down Western Front after the failure of Market Garden), which, I guess, could be considered a battle for the Rhine of sorts too.

    British military (armchair) historians love to criticize the American strategy in WW2, especially after D-Day, and American military (armchair) historians take their time to rip holes in the British strategy, especially prior to D-Day. This book belongs to the former genre. The author's arguments regarding the British narrow front strategy (allies ignoring and not liberating most of France after breaking out of Normandy and pushing straight through the Low Countries to reach Northern Germany instead of Eisenhower's historical strategy of overrunning as much of France as possible) are compelling and convinced me.
    "Our country is ourselves. It is our villages, our altars, our graves, all that our fathers loved before us. Our country is our Faith, our land, our King. . . But their country — what is it? Do you understand? Do you? . . . They have it in their brains; we have it under our feet. . ." - François-Athanase Charette

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    Vikings - Norsemen in the Low Countries.
    Is there an English translation for this book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salsa
    Is there an English translation for this book?
    No, I looked around for a translation but it does not exist. It's a shame because the Dutch author is the go-to authority on Scandinavian (mostly Danish) activity in the Low Countries in the 9th and 10th centuries. He devoted countless books to the era but this amazing book is the benchmark for the genre in the Low Countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chlodovech View Post
    No, I looked around for a translation but it does not exist. It's a shame because the Dutch author is the go-to authority on Scandinavian (mostly Danish) activity in the Low Countries in the 9th and 10th centuries. He devoted countless books to the era but this amazing book is the benchmark for all books of its genre in the Low Countries.
    Thanks. It really looks interesting. It's pretty easy though to understand Dutch in print but I'd probably still wouldn't understand large parts. Shame indeed.

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