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Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger:
Hitler's Elite Parachute Force at War,

Author: Jeremy Dixon
Language: English Text
Format: Hardcover, 7" x 10"
Pages:  208 pages
Photos:  204 color and b+w images
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764348921

Item No. SCH-8921 Price: $45.00

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Presented here are the biographies of the 130 men of the Fallschirmjäger Hitler's elite paratroopers, who won the Knight's Cross and its higher grades. These men fought on nearly every front during the Second World War, from their first action in Denmark in April 1940, to their last major battle at Monte Cassino. A total of twenty-four Knight's Crosses were awarded to Fallschirmjäger troops during the battles of Monte Cassino and in the airborne invasion of Crete with the remainder awarded during the fighting in France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Russia, and at least one in North Africa. These tough, elite soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines and were one of the most successful units during the Second World War. The book gives details of their promotions and other medals and decorations and is well illustrated with over 200 photographs.

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