German Paratroops 1939-45: The Fallschirmjager: Hitlers War Machine Bob Carruthers

ISBN: 9781781591123

Published: February 19th 2013

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224 pages


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German Paratroops 1939-45: The Fallschirmjager: Hitlers War Machine  by  Bob Carruthers

German Paratroops 1939-45: The Fallschirmjager: Hitlers War Machine by Bob Carruthers
February 19th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781781591123 | 3.73 Mb

One cannot even imagine the panic which was caused by rumors of the appearance of parachutists. Field Marshal Kesselring The Fallschirmjger were the German paratroopers, the elite troops frequently deployed as the vanguard of attacks and as theMoreOne cannot even imagine the panic which was caused by rumors of the appearance of parachutists.

Field Marshal Kesselring The Fallschirmjger were the German paratroopers, the elite troops frequently deployed as the vanguard of attacks and as the bulwark of a difficult defense. In 1940, they spearheaded the campaigns Belgium, Holland and France. They also saw action in the battle for Norway and in the next year took part in major actions in the Balkans and Crete.

Airborne operations were curtailed following heavy losses in Crete after which the Fallschirmjger took part in the final battles for Tunisia and were prominent on both the Eastern Front and most famously in Italy. In 1944, they appeared on the Western Front serving in Normandy, Holland, the Ardennes and Berlin.

This fascinating overview compiled by Emmy Award winning author Bob Carruthers draws on rare primary sources, photographs and combat reports to produce a comprehensive overview of the Fallschirmjger in action. This book is part of The Hitlers War Machine series, a new military history range compiled and edited by Emmy Award winning author and historian Bob Carruthers.

The series draws on primary sources and contemporary documents to provide a new insight into the true nature of Hitlers Wehrmacht. The series consultant is David Mcwhinnie creator of the award winning PBS series Battlefield.



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