The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Kesselring

The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Kesselring

by Kenneth Macksey
     
 
-- Personal memoirs of a brilliant military leader
-- Covers the entire span of Kesselring's military career

Field-Marshal Kesselring was one of Germany's most capable military strategists in World War II. Originally a Bavarian army officer, he transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935 and became Gvring's deputy, commanding air fleets during the invasion of France and

Overview

-- Personal memoirs of a brilliant military leader
-- Covers the entire span of Kesselring's military career

Field-Marshal Kesselring was one of Germany's most capable military strategists in World War II. Originally a Bavarian army officer, he transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935 and became Gvring's deputy, commanding air fleets during the invasion of France and the Battle of Britain. As Commander-in-Chief in Italy in 1943-44 his brilliant defense of the peninsula became legendary.

In his memoirs Kesselring describes his military training, his service in World War I, his work in the Reichswehr, his role in the founding of the Luftwaffe, and all aspects of his command in World War II. Concluding with his account of his trial and imprisonment for war crimes, these memoirs give a full picture of the whole military experience of one of World War II's great commanders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891413530
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1989
Pages:
319

Meet the Author

Kenneth Macksey joined the Royal Armoured Corps in 1941, saw action in Normandy in 1944 and Germany in 1945, and after World War II spent more than twenty years as an officer of the Royal Tank Regiment. He is internationally known for his works on military history, including Guderian: Panzer General, Kesselring: The Making of the Luftwaffe, and his recent Why the Germans Lose at War.

James Holland is the author of Together We Stand: Britain, America, and the War in North Africa.

 

 

 

 

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