Jump into Hell: German Paratroopers in World War II

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In this action-packed account appearing for the first time in English Franz Kurowski straps readers into the harness with German paratroopers, the elite Fallschirmjager, as they jump into the inferno of combat in World War II.When the war erupted, airborne troops joined nose-diving Stukas and thundering panzers as a crucial and fearsome part of the Nazi juggernaut that swept across Europe. In April 1940, the Fallschirmjager cascaded into Denmark and Norway, where they seized important air bases. A month later, in one of the war's most daring assaults, paratroopers landed at Eben Emael and captured the Belgian fortress.The most famous German airborne offensive came in May 1941 with Operation Mercury, the invasion of Crete. The Fallschirmjager encountered difficulties right after jumping but ultimately drove the British from the island, though they suffered such high casualties that Hitler would not allow another large-scale drop.After Crete, the paratroopers served mainly as motorized infantry for ground attacks. In this role, they fought in North Africa; on Sicily; at Monte Cassino and elsewhere in Italy; in Normandy, where they defended against the Allied invasion starting on D-Day in June 1944; and on the Eastern Front.A master of reconstructing small-unit actions, Kurowski captures all the drama, excitement, and terror experienced by German paratroopers, from the nervous anticipation inside a darkened airplane to do-or-die assaults under heavy fire and the deep comradeship that bound the Fallschirmjager for life.FRANZ KUROWSKI, who served as a journalist with the German Army in World War II, has written numerous books about the war. His other works include Panzer Aces, Infantry Aces, Luftwaffe Aces, The Brandenburger Commandos, Das Afrika Korps, and Panzergrenadier Aces.

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Franz Kurowski served as a reporter in the German Army during World War II and has since written over one hundred books. He lives in Germany.

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