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Battle Orders #15: German Airbourne Divisions: Mediterranean Theatre 1942-45

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Following the battle for Crete in May 1941, Hitler refused to undertake any further large-scale airborne operations due to the high casualty rate. The Fallschirmjäger subsequently took up a new role as elite 'line' infantry, and they served in the Mediterranean from 1942 to 1945, taking part in the conflict in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Their performance in such hard-fought battles as El Alamein and Monte Cassino reinforced their reputation as some of the toughest troops of World War II. This book explores their changing role in organisation, training and doctrine as the paratroopers developed into Germanys finest frontline soldiers.

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Germany's effective deployment of the Airborne Divisions made the German Army the first military force ever to fully realize the potential of combined ground and air assaults. This book examines the creation and development of these pioneers of lightning war.

About the Author

Bruce Quarrie graduated with honours from Cambridge University in 1968 and started work as a journalist with ‘The Financial Times. He wrote his first book, on wargaming, in 1974. Bruce's principal interest was in World War II, and his definitive ‘Encyclopedia of the German Army was even translated and published in German. Bruce passed away on 4 September 2004.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841768281
Author:
Quarrie, Bruce
Publisher:
Osprey Books (NY)
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
Osprey
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Battle Orders
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.38x7.94x.28 in. .68 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Men At Arms Series
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General
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