German Airborne Troops 1939–45

German Airborne Troops 1939–45

Men-at-Arms 139
  • Author: Bruce Quarrie
  • Illustrator: Mike Chappell
  • Short code: MAA 139
  • Publication Date: 24 Mar 1983
  • ISBN: 9780850454802
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

Bruce Quarrie graduated with honours from Cambridge University in 1968 and started work as a journalist with the Financial Times. He wrote his first book, on wargaming, in 1974. Bruce's principal interest was in World War II, and his definitive Encyclopedia of the German Army was even translated and published in German. Bruce passed away on 4 September 2004.Mike Chappell spent 22 years in infantry soldiering, retiring in 1974 as RSM of the 1st Bn., The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers). Since beginning to paint military subjects in 1968 Mike has gained world-wide popularity as a military illustrator, and has been a prolific artist and author for Osprey for well over 20 years. He currently lives and works in Kent, England.

Contents

The Fallschirmjager Role Fallschirmjager Operations Ground Operations Equipment The Plates

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