US Airborne Soldier vs German Soldier

Sicily, Normandy, and Operation Market Garden, 1943–44

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US Airborne Soldier vs German Soldier

Sicily, Normandy, and Operation Market Garden, 1943–44

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The US Airborne force fielded some of the toughest, best-trained and most resourceful troops of World War II – all necessary qualities in a force that was lightly armed and which would in most operational circumstances be surrounded from the moment it landed on the battlefield. The German Wehrmacht grew to rely on a series of defensive measures to combat the airborne threat, including fortifications, localized reserves, and special training to help intercept and disrupt airborne troops both in the air and on the ground. Despite such methods it was cool-headed command and control that would prove to be the real key to blunting the Airborne's edge.
Using specially commissioned artwork, this book examines the development of the American airborne forces that spearheaded the Allied effort in Sicily, Normandy and Operation Market Garden, and the German countermeasures that evolved in response to the threat of Allied airborne landings.

Table of Contents

Introduction / The opposing sides / Combat 1 / Combat 2 / Combat 3 / Analysis / Aftermath / Bibliography / Index

Product details

Published 28 Jun 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472828569
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat
Short code CBT 33
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…

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