Fort Eben Emael: The Key To Hitler's Victory In The West by Simon DunstanFort Eben Emael: The Key To Hitler's Victory In The West by Simon Dunstan

Fort Eben Emael: The Key To Hitler's Victory In The West

bySimon DunstanIllustratorHugh Johnson

Paperback | May 8, 2005

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At the outbreak of World War II, Fort Eben Emael in Belgium was the strongest fortress in the world, and it lay exactly across the German invasion route of Belgium and France. The fort's elimination was essential for the success of Hitler's invasion of the West. Deemed impregnable to conventional attack, Hitler himself suggested the means for its capture with the first glider-borne assault in military history. On 10 May 1940, ten gliders carrying just 77 paratroopers landed on top of the fort. Using top-secret hollow-charge weapons for the first time in warfare, the assault pioneers of Sturmgruppe Granit subdued Fort Eben Emael within just 30 minutes, and the fortress surrendered within 30 hours. It remains one of the greatest raids in the annals of Special Forces.
Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, filmmaker and photographer in the field of military history, with several titles published by Osprey in the New Vanguard and Men-at-Arms series. He specializes in the subject of armoured warfare, about which he has been writing for over two decades. His books have covered such topics as helic...
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Title:Fort Eben Emael: The Key To Hitler's Victory In The WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.88 × 7.23 × 0.15 inPublished:May 8, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841768219

ISBN - 13:9781841768212

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