6th Fallschirmjaeger

Date Published :
August 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword Digital
Series :
The German Army in Normandy
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. :
ISBN : 5060247620428
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 7.5 X 5.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The German paratroopers established a reputation in Crete as an elite force. A battalion commander now led a new Fallschirmjäger regiment, deployed to Normandy in the spring of 1944 to the very area where the US Paratroopers were to drop on D Day. This DVD will tell the story of this regiment, one that was more like a pocket division than a regiment, and its six day battle around the base of the Cotentin Peninsula to prevent the effective link up between Omaha and Utah Beaches.

Using the established and popular style of expert interviews, pieces filmed on the ground where the battle happened, illustrated with contemporary reenactment footage and numerous maps, the story of the part played by the 6th Fallschirmjäger in the key engagements against the 101st Airborne Division around Saint-Come-du-Mont, the flooded marshes and the key town of Carentan will be told in graphic and controversial detail.

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