Fallschirmjäger. Volume 1

German Paratroopers, 1937–1941

Franҫois Cochet

As elite troops, the German Fallschirmjäger (paratroopers) were regularly engaged in front line combat during the Second World War.
Date Published :
April 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
160 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526740663
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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As elite troops, the German Fallschirmjäger (paratroopers) were regularly engaged in front line combat during the Second World War. Their famed actions such as the fighting in Scandinavia, the taking of the Belgian fortress Eden-Emal in May 1940, and the Battle for Crete just a year later, have given them the reputation of being determined, courageous and loyal soldiers.

This book covers the early years of the Fallschirmstruppen (paratroop units) before the beginning of the war, until the height of their successes in 1941, after which the Fallschirmjäger were more often deployed in a more 'traditional' way, even though high-risk actions (such as at Monte Cassino, the Gran Sasso Raid) allowed them to reconnect once more with their glorious past.

About The Author
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François Cochet is a Belgian author whose main interest lies in the battles of the Second World War. Over the last 80 years he has met and interviewed many German ex-soldiers of the Wehmacht and collected various memorabilia and documents. He enjoys helping others research this particular period, and this is his first image-based book. He currently lives in Flanders.

REVIEWS
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"This book will be of great interest to historians and modelers alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

“Another volume in the popular Images at War series. Like the other volumes, this contains black and white photos with captions. Covers the formation of the corps and operations up through early Barbarossa, with each chapter starting with a couple pages of organization and then proceeding with photo after photo. If you are looking for detailed information about Fallschirmjager organization, operations, and tactics, this isn't it, but if you're looking for a visual reference, this is another fine volume in the Images at War series.”

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

“As elite troops, the German Fallschirmjager (paratroopers) were regularly engaged in front line combat during WWII. Their famed actions, such as the fighting in Scandinavia, the taking of the Balkan fortress Eden-Emal in May 1940, and the Battle of Crete just a year later, have given them the reputation of being determined, courageous and loyal soldiers. This book covers the early years of the Fallschirmstruppen (paratroop units) before the beginning of the war, until the height of their successes in 1941. […] This book will be of great interest to historians and modelers alike.”

- IPMS/USA

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