German Airborne Divisions by Bruce Quarrie
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German Airborne Divisions
By Bruce Quarrie

German Airborne Divisions

Mediterranean Theatre 1942-45

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German Airborne Divisions by Bruce Quarrie

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Following the pyrrhic victory of Crete in May 1941, Hitler refused to countenance any further large-scale airborne operations, and the Fallschirmjager took up a new role as elite 'line' infantry. It was in this capacity that they served in the Mediterranean from 1942 to 1945. They reinforced their reputation as some of the toughest troops of World War II through their performance in such battles as EI Alamein and Monte Cassino. This title 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841768281
ISBN-10: 1841768286
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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German Airborne Divisions by Bruce Quarrie German Airborne Divisions, Paperback (April 2004)

In this work, 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.

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.

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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 is in World War II, and his definitive 'Encyclopedia of the German Army' was even translated and published in German.

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