The book is a super story of [the fall of Eben Emael], including what lead up to it and the results of the experience. It gave the German paratroop corps a feeling of near invincibility, a feeling that faded after the near debacle at Crete, but not completely as these men, while never doing a large scale drop again, were quite successful in other smaller actions during the war. It makes for a riveting story of an event for which we all know the outcome, but is told here in the sort of detail we have not often had. A great read and one that I can most highly recommend.
Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (March 2013)
Chris McNab is an impressive author, who demonstrates a clear mastery of the subject. In addition, the book is very well-written, maintaining its cohesion despite the shifting scenes of action. It is a rousing story of 'fortune favors the bold,' and is highly recommended.
Coast Defense Journal (Vol 27, Issue 2)
Blow-by-blow discussions of tactics and the operation's movements make this a solid addition to any military strategy holding.
The Midwest Book Review (May 2013)
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