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After the first stunning victories of Germany's Parachute Corps, Churchill and other Allied leaders ordered the formation of their own paratroopers, copying the German model. The Red Devils, the Screaming Eagles, Les Paras and others based their equipment and reckless bravado on Germany's 'hunters from the sky,' a highly successful group of soldiers until 1941, when their huge losses during the invasion of Crete reduced their effectiveness in the eyes of Hitler's generals. Whiting tells the complete story of the Parachute Corps and their founder, General Kurt Student, who commanded the paratroopers on their initial victories in Europe, their Pyrrhic conquest of Greece, their mission to rescue Mussolini, and their last drop into Allied-surrounded territory.
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Charles Whiting, popular World War II historian, is the author of over a dozen books. He lives in York, England.Review:
Recommended for general readers interested in military history. (Library Journal)
Whiting adds a rarely written-about dimension to the body of material available on World War II. He presents a vivid , factual account of Nazi airborne tactics that should fascinate any armchair military strategist, former paratrooper, weekend parachutist, or lover of adventure stories. Whiting's special gift is his ability to carry the reader along... He can be simultaneously drmatic and objective. (Publishers Weekly)
As good an account as anyone will find. (Soldier)
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Book Description Stein and Day, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110812816994
Book Description Stein and Day, 1974. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0812816994
Book Description Stein and Day. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0812816994 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0403812