Arnhem 1944 Battle Story by Chris Brown - some observations. A small 156 page 'pocket-sized' book on the fighting at Arnhem published by The History Press in 2011 and on the back cover it says 'If you want to understand what happened and why - read Battle Story'. Regretfully I cannot agree with this statement, whilst the book is reasonably priced at £9.99 or less it is in my opinion poorly researched, written and proof read and regretfully does not tell us anything new about the battle. In fact some of the problems spotted are as follows: page 36 mention of the 1st Parachute Reconnaissance Squadron, yet on page 127 we have the 1st Airlanding Reconnaissance Squadron and on page 157 the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron. page 38 mention of men being moved 'en masse' from normal infantry battalions to become airlanding ones. This is just not true there are numerous entries in war diaries from those infantry battalions about men being posted away because they were not suitable. page 44 mention of a Captain Cain with the South Staffords yet on page 110 he is suddenly Major Cain. page 45 mention of the 1st Parachute Regiment. page 49 and page 114 mention of drops taking place on 11 and 18 September. page 49 mentions two types of glider being used at Arnhem - the Horsa and Hamilcar yet on page 30 shows a picture of a Waco on the ground at Arnhem. page 70 mentions Brigadier Eaggers as the chief doctor at Airborne Corps HQ actually Brigadier Eagger. page 76 introduces a new unit at Arnhem the 23rd Independent Company who landed as pathfinders for the 1st Airborne Division. page 91 and 97 talks about the South Staffords being a spent force by 1130 pm on the 18th September when they were still working their way into western Arnhem. page 110 Captain Gronewoed should be Captain Groenewoud. page 117 a picture of a house which states it is the Ter Horst when it isn't. page 125 the three Army Film and Photographic Unit sergeants who were pictured at Elstree on their return to England identified as 'war correspondents'. page 126 states 12 chaplains went to Arnhem, there were 15 who went and also 3 Polish chaplains. Of the 16 (including one Polish who crossed on one of the reinforcement efforts) north of the river, three returned across and so not all stayed behind as this book states. page 148 there is no evidence to suggest that Major-General Urquhart chose the location of the cemetery at Oosterbeek. In fact on his first vsit to Oosterbeek after the battle in 1945 the cemetery was already open. page 156 the 'Krafft' Battalion was not an NCO training unit but a recruit training one. It would appear that whoever proof read this book had no real knowledge of what happened at Arnhem nor the units involved, a final comment would be directed at the recommended reading list as most of the 'general' books suggested have been found to have errors similar to those mentioned above, in fact one of them mentions a Major McCain. There is also a lack of 'unit specific' histories apart from the Recce Squadron which in my humble opinion ought to be included such as B Company Arrived, From Delhi to Arnhem and When Dragons Flew.