German Airborne Division - Mediterranean Theatre 1942-45

By: Osprey

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Battle Orders - World War II - Axis

Last Stocked on 10/20/2021

Product Info

Title
German Airborne Division - Mediterranean Theatre 1942-45
Publisher
Category
Author
Bruce Quarrie
Publish Year
2006
Pages
96
Dimensions
7.5x9.5x.25"
NKG Part #
2147394189
MFG. Part #
OSPBTO015
Type
Softcover
Series
BTO15

Description

Following the battle for Crete in May 1941, Hitler refused to undertake any further large-scale airborne operations due to the high casualty rate. The Fallschirmjäger subsequently took up a new role as elite 'line' infantry, and they served in the Mediterranean from 1942 to 1945, taking part in the conflict in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Their performance in such hard-fought battles as El Alamein and Monte Cassino reinforced their reputation as some of the toughest troops of World War II. This book explores their changing role in organization, training and doctrine as the paratroopers developed into Germany’s finest frontline soldiers.

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