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Description - German Airborne Divisions by Bruce Quarrie

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 mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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