Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Red boards with gold lettering. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear, slightly sunned. A nice copy. ;
8 pages of b/w photos, 8 maps, a very short bibliography. ; 7" - 9" Tall; 209 pages;
"Charles Whiting captures the terror and the exhilaration of the first parachute combat drop made by the Germans into Holland in May of 1940, and relates the entire dramatic story of Nazi Airborne tactics throughout World War II. We see Luftwaffe General Kurt Student fighting to use his airborne troops, not just as saboteurs but as the essential element in the new blitzkrieg, taking bridges, capturing airfields from the surprised enemy, sometimes with losses of fifty percent.
"The power of the German paratroop corps was broken in 1941, yet they lived to pass on their traditions to the new 'paras' who were to follow. The Red Devils, Les Paras, The Screaming Eagles - all names which make the hearts of their friends beat more boldly and those of their enemies jump with fear, names synonymous with tough reckless men, quite different from the common run of soldiers. They do not march to war as do the infantry. Nor do they ride there like the tankers. Instead they drop from the air into the midst of the enemy's defenses, prepared to engage in individual combat as soon as their boots hit the ground. The paratroopers, whatever their nationality, have their own particular mystique, composed in equal parts of boldness, bravado, and an unbeatable professionalism. "
Title: Hunters from the Sky The German Parachute Corps 1940-1945
Edition: Book Club Edition
Illustrator: Illustrated by Blakeney, Edgar (Jacket)
Location Published: New York, Stein & Day: 1974
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Categories: Military History
Seller ID: 9417
Keywords: military history world war ii paratroopers parachute attacks luftwaffe fallschirmjaeger airborne attacks holland 1940 general kurt student