The Flutist of Arnhem

A Story of Operation Market Garden

by Antonio Gil

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Book Cover: The Flutist of Arnhem
Editions:Paperback Original: $ 24.95
ISBN: 9781682474631
Size: 7.25 x 10.00 in
Pages: 152

In October 1943, all the Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents in Holland are captured by the Germans . . . except one. John Hewson, a.k.a. “Boekman,” is the most dangerous agent to the German occupiers, with vital information about the German army, Boekman escapes the clutches of the S.S. and stays hidden until the start of the largest airborne operation in World War II: Operation Market Garden. When the SOE learn that Boekman is still alive, and that his estranged son, Harry, is on the ground fighting in Market Garden, Harry is tasked with organizing a small commando unit to rescue Boekman and try to escape through the German siege. The Battle of Arnhem unfolds day by day as father and son search for each other amidst the chaos of war and the dogged pursuits of a cruel Gestapo agent. 

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About the Contributor

Antonio Gil is a Spanish illustrator and comic author who specializes in military history. His work can be seen in more than 100 publications in specialized magazines and books focusing on different periods of history, from Ancient Rome to the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a frequent guest at conferences, speaking about the Eastern Front in World War II and German operations in Stalingrad.