Kommando

Kommando

by James Sidney Lucas

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312904975
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/01/1986

Table of Contents

Foreword Robert Kershaw 3

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 8

Introduction 9

Part 1 Ground Forces 13

1 The Abwehr and Special Unit Brandenburg 15

2 Pretext for War: SD operations in August 1939 27

3 The Bluff mat Worked: Brandenburg in Holland, May 1940 43

4 Vertical Envelopment: Eben Emael, May 1940 53

5 Interdiction: Brandenburg in Belgium, May/June 1940 71

6 Barbarossa: Brandenburg in the opening phases of the war against the Soviet Union, 1941 77

7 Deep Penetration: Brandenburg in Africa and the Parachute Engineer Battalion in Tunisia 83

8 Skorzeny: The Mussolini rescue mission 99

9 Excision: The SS Parachute Battalion attack on Tito's Headquarters, 1944 103

10 Unexpected Offensive: Special Forces in the Ardennes, December 1944 127

11 The End of the Special Forces 137

Part 2 The Navy's Special Forces 143

1 The K Men 145

2 Human Torpedoes and Midget Submarines 151

3 Explosive Motor-Boats and Frogmen 161

Part 3 Luftwaffe Special Forces 167

1 Defending the Skies of the Reich 169

2 Falcons and Fledglings 175

3 Sonderkommando Elbe 179

4 KG200 187

Part 4 'Political' Special Forces 201

1 Pensioners and Children 203

2 Werewolf in the West 211

3 Werewolf in the East 217

4 The Freikorps 221

Conclusion 225

Appendices

1 Glossary 231

2 Brandenburg Operations, 1939-1945 235

Select Bibliography 237

Index 239

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