The daring and skill of the highly trained men who spearheaded the German assaults in the blitzkrieg of 1940 proved to an alarmed world a new dimension had opened in the science of warfare. They dropped from the air, seizing and overwhelming key invasion points--most spectacularly during the invasion of Crete in 1941. Through interviews with many of the leading members of the Fallschirmjaeger units and formations that survived the war, a well-known military historian offers a fascinating and dramatic account of these elite forces.
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James Lucas served throughout the whole of World War Two as a private soldier, was captured by the Germans in Tunisia, subsequently released to take up arms again in Italy. He is the author of numerous other books, including Das Reich, and has a very special regard for German military expertise.
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Book Description Cassell, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110304358541