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German Airborne Troops 1939-1945. With numerous contemporary photographs and eight full page color plates, this engaging text tells the story of the German airborne troops of the Second World War.
German Airborne 1939-45. 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. One of the certainties upon which soldiers rely is that everything to their front is the enemy and everything to their rear is friendly. It helps distinguish who to fire on and who to assume are reinforcements. To an aggressor the value of airborne troops, used properly, far outweighs their numerical strength. It would almost certainly be false to say that the German invasion of France and the Low Countries in 1940 could not have succeeded without the paratroops and their glider-borne comrades; but it would certainly have been made more difficult. With numerous contemporary photographs and eight full page colour plates by Mike Chappell, Bruce Quarrie's engaging text tells the story of the German airborne troops of the Second World War.
The OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES features an unrivalled source of information on the history and appearance of the world's fighting men. Each 48-page 7.25" x 9.75" volume includes some 40 illustrations and photographs, and 8-pages of full-color artwork on the title subject.