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    "Fallschirmjager": Elite German Paratroops in World War II (Images of War) (Paperback) By (author) Jon Sutherland, By (author) Diane Canwell

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    DescriptionThe photos in this book are taken from an unpublished album belonged to a member of the elite German Paratroopers. First Sgt Wilhelm Plieschen served with Fallschirmjager Machine Gun Battalion 7. They suffered very heavy losses in the invasion of Crete and then saw bloody conflict as "Hitler s Fire-fighters" on the Russian Front and put up fierce resistance in places such as Monte Casino. The photographs were taken in Austria, Romania, Bulgaria Greece and Russia. There are photographs taken on an airfield on 15 May 1941 of paratroopers with kit on the ground and in front of their transport aircraft. There are a number of photographs taken en route to Crete with photographs of the paratroopers in a JU52 and shots looking out from the plane.On 20 May 1941, Plieschen was dropped over Crete. There are a set of photographs taken by the paratrooper moments after he had landed on the island. Some show other paratroopers drifting down and others feature formations of German aircraft amidst flak.There are very good images showing Germans on the deck of the badly damaged and abandoned HMS York in Souda Bay. There are photographs showing Major Erich Schulz decorating paratroopers on Crete. Further on in the set are photos showing the then Commander of the Fallschirmjager, General Kurt Student inspecting the troops. Later our man is sent to Russia. There are outstanding rare photos of paratroopers in heavy winter camouflage clothing. They experience heavy fighting.


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    Title
    "Fallschirmjager": Elite German Paratroops in World War II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Sutherland, By (author) Diane Canwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848843189
    ISBN 10: 1848843186
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD, JWH
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DFG
    DC22: 940.544943
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWCS
    Illustrations note
    120 B&W Photos
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    30 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire