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German Paratroopers By Chris McNab

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With over 200 photos, German Paratroopers provides a full pictorial history of the paratroop forces in WWII, from the invasions of Norway and France to the bitter fighting in Italy and the defence of Germany.

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German Paratroopers: The illustrated history of the Fallschirmja ger in WWII by Chris McNab

German Paratroopers focuses on the actions of German airborne forces during World War II. It describes the battles over the Low Countries in 1940, the seizure of Crete in 1941, fighting on the Eastern Front and in later in Italy - most famously at the battle for Monte Cassino in 1944. Drawing together rare images of German paras in the war, the book presents a unique examination of the German airborne soldier in World War II. German Paratroopers also includes chapters on the recruitment and training for this e lite corps, and the specialist equipment that was devised for the Third Reich's airborne troops.

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About Chris McNab

Chris McNab is a wilderness expert, military specialist and author of over 20 survival publications, including How to Survive Anything, Anywhere, Living off the Land, and SAS Training Manual: Endurance Techniques. He holds a PhD from the University of Wales and lives in south Wales, UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Birth of the Eagles Why Nazi Germany developed an airborne corps; its role in the Blitzkrieg. Chapter Two: Recruitment and Training This chapter looks at airborne training and what type of man made a para. Chapter Three: Vindication The West Campaign in 1940; the paras take Eben Emael. Chapter Four: Crete The 7th Airborne Division takes Crete in a costly action. Chapter Five: Africa The paras in Tunisia, fighting as foot soldiers Chapter Six: the Eastern Front The paras on the Eastern Front, fighting as foot soldiers Chapter Seven: Italy Paras fighting in Italy and in the Aegean and at Monte Cassino in 1944. Chapter Eight: The West, 1944 Paras in action in northwest Europe 1944-45. Chapter Nine: Specialist Operations The rescue of Mussolini at Gran Sasso and other specialist para actions. Chapter Ten: Equipment The specialist weapons and equipment developed for the German paras. Index

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German Paratroopers: The illustrated history of the Fallschirmja ger in WWII by Chris McNab
Chris McNab
Amber Books Ltd
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