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Lions of Carentan (Hardcover)

Volker Griesser

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Hardcover. This is the complete wartime history of one of the largest German paratrooper regiments, 6th Fallschirmjager, from its initial formation in the spring of 1943 to its last day at the end o.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.828. Bookseller Inventory # 9781612000060

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Title: Lions of Carentan (Hardcover)

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Although it is known that Allied airborne forces landed into a German buzzsaw on D-Day, far less is known about the troops they encountered in the dark night of June 6, 1944. One of the formations they encountered was a similarly elite group of paratroopers, who instead of dropping from the skies fought on the defensive, giving their Allied counterparts a tremendous challenge in achieving their objectives. This is the complete wartime history of one of the largest German paratrooper regiments, 6th , from its initial formation in the spring of 1943 to its last day at the end of the war. With numerous firsthand accounts from key members, reporting on their experiences, they describe the events of 1943–45 vividly and without compromise. These accounts reveal previously unknown details about important operations in Italy, Russia, on the Normandy Front, Belgium, Holland, the last German Parachute drop in the Ardennes, and the final battle to the end in Germany. With over 220 original photographs, many from private collections and never before published, this book fully illustrates the men, their uniforms, equipment and weapons. Also included is an appendix with maps, battle calendar, staffing plans, a list of field and post-MOB-numbers, and the Knight's Cross recipients of the regiment. Having earned the respect of the Allied forces who fought against it during World War II, this work will inform current readers of the full record of Fallschirmjäger Regiment 6, and why the Allied advance into German-held Europe was so painstaking to achieve.

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Born in 1969, author Volker Griesser was interested in a wide variety of military subjects. As a paratrooper in the Bundeswehr and a member of the Bund Deutscher Fallschirmjager he maintained numerous contacts with fellow paratroopers as well as historians and collectors from aruond the globe

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