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Major Rudolf Witzig le Vainqueur d’Eben-Emael (Hardback)

Fallschirmjäger sur Tous les Fronts

WWII

By Franz Kurowski
Imprint: Heimdal
Pages: 80
Illustrations: 140 illustrations
ISBN: 9782840483359
Published: 19th January 2013

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This book presents the history of the famous Major Witzig, born on August 14, 1916, aspiring officer on April 1, 1935, head of the engineering section of the Fallschirm-Infantry Battalion in August 1938, with which he captured Fort Eben-Emael at dawn on May 10, 1940, capturing 1,200 soldiers with his 55 paratroopers. Awarded the Knight's Cross, he jumped in Crete where he was seriously injured. Afterwards, he commanded a battalion of paratroopers in Tunisia and on the Eastern Front. He was attributed the oak leaf cluster. After the war, he became a colonel in the Bundeswehr.French Language

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