British Paratrooper vs Fallschirmjager: Mediterranean 1942-43

British Paratrooper vs Fallschirmjager: Mediterranean 1942-43

by David Greentree, Johnny Shumate
     
 

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The airborne forces of Britain and Germany were among their best troops of World War II and when they met in battle the result was a brutal trial of strength. British paratroopers and German Fallschirmjöger clashed repeatedly and their training, tactics, experience, morale and weaponry were tested against each other, not least in the three bruising encounters

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The airborne forces of Britain and Germany were among their best troops of World War II and when they met in battle the result was a brutal trial of strength. British paratroopers and German Fallschirmjöger clashed repeatedly and their training, tactics, experience, morale and weaponry were tested against each other, not least in the three bruising encounters outlined here, in Tunisia and Sicily. From the British attempts to seize the airfields at Depienne and Oudna to the bloody night battle for Green Hill and the bitter struggle for Primosole Bridge in Sicily, these highly trained parachute troops clashed with their opposite numbers, gaining experience, refining tactics and learning valuable lessons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472804754
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/17/2013
Series:
Combat , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

David Greentree graduated in History at York before taking an MA in War Studies from King's College London and qualifying as a lecturer in Further Education. In 1995 he accepted a commission in the Royal Air Force and has served in a variety of locations, including Afghanistan and Oman.

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