This unique collection of contemporary combat accounts provides a primary source insight into the reality of the Afrika Korps in combat actions from 1941-43 in Libya and Tunisia. This fascinating compilation includes action reports and Allied intelligence reports.
This book is part of the ‘Hitler’s War Machine’ series, a new military history range compiled and edited by Emmy Award winning author and historian Bob Carruthers. The series draws on primary sources and contemporary documents to provide a new insight into the true nature of Hitler’s Wehrmacht.
The series consultant is David Mcwhinnie creator of the award winning PBS series ‘Battlefield’.
German Paratroops 1939-45 The Fallschirmjäger (Paperback)
"One cannot even imagine the panic which was caused by rumors of the appearance of parachutists." Field Marshal Kesselring The Fallschirmjäger were the German paratroopers, the elite troops frequently deployed as the vanguard of attacks and as the bulwark of a difficult defence. In 1940 they spearheaded the campaigns Belgium, Holland and France. They also saw action in the battle for Norway, and in the next year took part in major actions in the Balkans and Crete. Airborne operations were curtailed following heavy losses in Crete after which the Fallschirmjäger took part in the final battles…By Bob Carruthers
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