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Kommando : German special forces of World War Two

Author: James Sidney Lucas; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Covers the organization and operations of the Third Reich's special forces on land, sea, and air.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Sidney Lucas; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0312459408 9780312459406
OCLC Number: 12105843
Description: 245 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Ground forces. The Abwehr and Special Unit Brandenburg --
Pretext for war : SD operations in August 1939 --
The bluff that worked : Brandenburg in Holland, May 1940 --
Vertical envelopment : Eben Emael, May 1940 --
Interdiction : Brandenburg in Belgium, May/June 1940 --
Barbarossa : Brandenburg in the opening phases of the war against the Soviet Union, 1941 --
Deep penetration : Brandenburg in Africa and the Parachute Engineer Battalion in Tunisia --
Skorzeny : the Mussolini rescue mission --
Excision : the SS Parachute Battalion attack on Tito's headquarters, 1944 --
Unexpected offensive : special forces in the Ardennes, December 1944 --
The end of the special forces --
pt. 2. The Navy's special forces. The K men --
Human torpedoes and midget submarines --
Explosive motor-boats and frogmen --
pt. 3. Luftwaffe special forces. Defending the skies of the Reich --
Falcons and fledglings --
Sonderkommando Elbe --
KG200 --
pt. 4. 'Political' special forces. Pensioners and children --
Werewolf in the West --
Werewolf in the East --
The Freikorps.
Responsibility: James Lucas.

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Covers the organization and operations of the Third Reich's special forces on land, sea, and air.

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