German Airborne Troops 1939–45

German Airborne Troops 1939–45 cover

German Airborne Troops 1939–45

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Airborne operations have often been called a vertical envelopment, and therein lies one of the best descriptions of their value. The essence of an envelopment is to pin the enemy in place so that it can be destroyed. A strong enemy force to one's rear disrupts supplies and communications and makes one more vulnerable to an attack from the front. It also has a major psychological impact. To an aggressor the value of airborne troops, used properly, far outweighs their numerical strength. Bruce Quarrie's engaging text tells the story of the German airborne troops of the Second World War.

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The Fallschirmjager Role · Fallschirmjager Operations · Ground Operations · Equipment · The Plates

Product details

Published Mar 24 1983
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850454802
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 139
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mike Chappell

MIKE CHAPPELL comes from an Aldershot family with…

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