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Hitler's Brandenburgers : the Third Reich's elite special forces

Author: Lawrence Paterson
Publisher: Barnsley, S. Yorkshire : Greenhill Books ; Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hitler's daring and pioneering special forces served in every German theatre of action. Lawrence Paterson traces the origins of the small unit, the brainchild of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris and part of his Abwehr intelligence unit, from before the outbreak of war in 1939 to its breaking up in 1944 when it was largely converted to a conventional Panzergrenadier division. At that point, many Brandenburgers transferred to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Paterson
ISBN: 1682473724 9781682473726 9781784382285 1784382280
OCLC Number: 1028608376
Description: xxiv, 310 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Lawrence Paterson ; foreword by David R. Higgins.

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Comprehensive account of German commando action with honest, first-hand material from former members of the unit drawn from memoirs, interviews, diaries and letters.  Read more...

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