By Peter Beale

ISBN-10: 0750932864

ISBN-13: 9780750932868

On four September 1944, the British eleventh Armoured department entered Antwerp, shooting the docks intact with Belgian counsel. It was once eighty-five days, in spite of the fact that, sooner than the 1st Allied shipment send reached the docks on 28 November. meanwhile, a few 80,000 infantrymen of the German fifteenth military slipped around the Scheldt Estuary and escaped in the direction of Germany alongside the Beveland peninsula. Had eleventh Armoured department instantly sealed off the peninsula the place it joined the mainland, the Allies may have eradicated fifteenth military and opened Antwerp's port a lot prior. the large logistical advantages in all probability won by means of such an motion can have allowed the Allies to move the Rhine and defeat Nazi Germany by way of the top of 1944. as a substitute, the battle was once to proceed for one more 9 months. Inefficient command constructions, conflicts among Allied commanders and differing American and British army cultures all contributed to an important ignored chance, in what historians describe as 'The nice Mistake'. moment global conflict veteran Peter Beale examines the historical past, considers the activities taken and forgone among four and 26 September, and experiences their results on next operations. helping his account with maps and archive photos, he attracts on professional conflict diaries, unit histories and private reminiscences to evaluate what fairly occurred in 'The nice Mistake'.

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