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by Mike Chappell,Bruce Quarrie

eBook German Airborne Troops 1939–45 (Men-at-Arms) download ISBN: 0850454808
Author: Mike Chappell,Bruce Quarrie
Publisher: Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (March 24, 1983)
Language: English
Pages: 48
ePub: 1906 kb
Fb2: 1969 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: History
Subcategory: Europe

Airborne operations have often been called a vertical envelopment, and therein lies one of the best descriptions of their . Bruce Quarrie's engaging text tells the story of the German airborne troops of the Second World War.

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

Osprey gives us a great introduction to the Fallschirmjager. Whether parachuting from Junkers-52, or landing in gliders, the Fallschirmjagern were a deadly opponent when they landed.

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Osprey gives us a great introduction to the Fallschirmjager.

Bruce Quarrie's engaging text tells the story of the German airborne troops of the Second World War. To an aggressor the value of airborne troops, used properly, far outweighs their numerical strength

German Airborne Troops 1939–45. Men-at-Arms 139. Author: Bruce Quarrie. Illustrator: Mike Chappell. 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.

German Airborne Troops 1939–45. Short code: MAA 139. Publication Date: 24 Mar 1983. 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 B. The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers).

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German Airborne Troops 1939-1945 - Airborne operations have often been called a vertical . Teil 4: Eastern Front 1943-45. 517/330 Osprey Publishing

German Airborne Troops 1939-1945 - Airborne operations have often been called a vertical envelopment, and therein lies one of the best descriptions of their value. Author. Quarrie, . Chappell, M. (Illustr. German Airborne Troops 1939-1945. English text, paperback, many bw-images, some plates with colour illustrations. 517/330 Osprey Publishing.

Book in the Osprey Men at Arms Series). Airborne operations have often been called a vertical envelopment, and therein lies one of the best descriptions of their value.

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.
Comments: (7)
Steelraven
A very good overview of the German troopers and concise descriptions of their tactics and battles. However, I was disapointed that the author's comparison of the German parachute and its functions to the Allies, only briefly mentioning the British and not the Americans.

It could be of interest to the reader to point out the vast differences between The American 'chute and what the American trooper experienced compared to the German. Some major elements of note was the American's ability to steer and control his 'chute using four risers directly above his head while the German hung helplessly from the midddle of his back, the American being equipped with a 24' reserve 'chute, and generally jumping from a higher altitude.
BlackHaze
You can tell the original owner smoked. Other than that, the book is good.
Daigrel
It may sound weird, but I confess....I am a WW2 reenactor. Yes, I do a Falshrimjager impression on occasion. I have found it very helpful in improving the impression. And before anyone reading this gets any warped ideas, I also do French, Italian, Russian, and most importantly US.
Larosa
Thanks
JoJolar
I liked this book by Bruce Quarrie because it provides a detailed yet concise look at Luftwaffe airborne infantry operations. Everything from training, operations, uniforms and equipment is covered well considering its 40 page length. The color plates by Mike Chappell are well done. Parachute design was well described, emphasizing the difference in the approach taken by the Allies and Germans. Until I read this book, I never knew the Luftwaffe paratrooper could jump at altitudes as low as 250 feet, thereby considerably reducing hang time and exposure to enemy fire. Bruce Quarrie illustrated the dual role played by the Luftwaffe paratroopers. Specialized, tactical operations like the attack on Eben Emael in Belgium or the Gran Sasso raid where Mussolini was rescued was one, the other was the spearhead role as the break-in force for the Wehrmacht in Norway and at Crete. Indeed, the author directly highlighted the Pyrrhic nature of the German paratrooper success at Crete as the first and last use of successful strategic deployment of airborne infantry. After reading this book, it seems strange to me that the Allies actually went through with Operation Market Garden after the results at Crete. Stranger still is the fact that after Crete and Operation Market Garden, airborne infantry were again given an impractical task in the Cold War and basically the same result happened in Vietnam.
Jare
The airborne infantry concept:
-The Italians were the first to seriously experiment with it.
-The Soviet Union was the first to establish airborne units, and furthered the concept by practicing massive deployments of infantry parachuting from aircraft.
-It was Germany that first used airborne troops in battle, ...and in a most spectacular manner!

Osprey gives us a great introduction to the Fallschirmjager. Whether parachuting from Junkers-52, or landing in gliders, the Fallschirmjagern were a deadly opponent when they landed.

They shocked the world with their glider assault on the Belgian fortress of Eben Emael. They shocked the world again with Otto Skorzeny's raid on the Gran Sasso hotel to rescue Musolini. The Allies gained inspiration to form their own airborne units, based on actions against the Fallschirmjagern in places such as the Netherlands, Norway, and Crete.

The Fallschirmjagern were also a great spur to the advancement of all manner of military arms and gear, pioneering the use of specially made helmets, uniforms, weapons, ...and new tactical concepts.
Уou ll never walk alone
Yet another great work from Osprey, this is more than a book on uniforms it also gives some interesting details about how German airborne technology differed from that of the Allies, an aside that I found very interesting. It provides some excellent information on the airborne order of battle and describes the typical weapons used by the fallschirmjager. The book even gives a thumbnail description of some of the key actions in which German airborne forces took part. Definitely a good reference to have if you are interested in airborne operations.