Jump Into Hell: German Paratroopers In World War Ii by Franz KurowskiJump Into Hell: German Paratroopers In World War Ii by Franz Kurowski

Jump Into Hell: German Paratroopers In World War Ii

byFranz Kurowski

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

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As a crucial part of the blitzkrieg that swept across Western Europe in the spring of 1940, German paratroopers made combat drops in Denmark and Norway and then won a brilliant victory in their assault on the Belgian fortress of Eben-Emael. Their most famous airborne operation came in Crete in 1941 when they captured the island but with such high casualties that Hitler would not allow another major drop. Also organized as motorized infantry for ground attacks, the paratroopers saw action at Monte Cassino in Italy, in Normandy, and on the Eastern Front.

  • First time in English
  • Action-adventure narrative about elite German airborne troops
  • Covers recruitment, organization, training, and combat on all fronts
  • Franz Kurowski served as a reporter in the German Army during World War II and has since written over one hundred books. He lives in Germany.
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    Title:Jump Into Hell: German Paratroopers In World War IiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.18 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Stackpole BooksLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:081170582X

    ISBN - 13:9780811705820

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