German Airborne Divisions by Bruce Quarrie
Look inside with Google Book Preview
German Airborne Divisions
By Bruce Quarrie

German Airborne Divisions

Blitzkrieg 1940-41

By (author) See other recent books by Bruce Quarrie
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $49.38
Your Price: $44.45 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.94! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.22 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

German Airborne Divisions by Bruce Quarrie

Book Description

The German Army was the first to fully realize the benefits of using airborne troops alongside armoured formations, and the first action most of these airborne elements saw was in May 1940, at the historic Eban Emael raid. Airborne forces were an essential part of these Blitzkrieg operations during 1940 and 41. They provided the essential elements of surprise, speed and shock that make up "lightning war". In this book, Bruce Quarrie looks at the creation, evolution and eventual disbandment of the German Airborne Divisions, through highly detailed orders of battle, TOEs and examinations of crucial aspects such as doctrine, training and the concept of vertical envelopment.

Buy German Airborne Divisions book by Bruce Quarrie from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781841765716
ISBN-10: 1841765716
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 13mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Bruce Quarrie

German Airborne Divisions by Bruce Quarrie German Airborne Divisions, Paperback (October 2005)

Explains how Germany's airborne forces were developed following the battle for Crete and how their changing was reflected in different organisational structures, training and doctrine.

Fallschirmjager by Bruce Quarrie Fallschirmjager, Paperback (October 2001)

The German Fallschirmjager divisions were solely used in airborne assault role. This title looks at the life and experiences of the average Fallschirmjager, and includes first-hand accounts from different theatres and periods of the war, including Holland/Belgium, North Africa and Leningrad.

» View all books by Bruce Quarrie


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about German Airborne Divisions book by Bruce Quarrie and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Bruce Quarrie

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.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Bruce Quarrie close
German Airborne Divisions by Bruce Quarrie
Fallschirmjager by Bruce Quarrie
Waffen-SS Soldier, 1940-45 by Bruce Quarrie
German Airborne Troops, 1939-45 by Bruce Quarrie
» close