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Hunters from the Sky: The German Parachute Corps, 1940-1945 Paperback – June 5, 2001


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Press (June 5, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815411456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815411451
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,859,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Recommended for general readers interested in military history. (Library Journal)

Whiting adds a rarely written-about dimension to the body of material available on World War II. He presents a vivid , factual account of Nazi airborne tactics that should fascinate any armchair military strategist, former paratrooper, weekend parachutist, or lover of adventure stories. Whiting's special gift is his ability to carry the reader along... He can be simultaneously drmatic and objective. (Publishers Weekly)

As good an account as anyone will find. (Soldier)

About the Author

Charles Whiting, popular World War II historian, is the author of over a dozen books. He lives in York, England.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cameron Craig on October 31, 2002
Format: Paperback
A very good book, depicting the trials and errrors of the German Fallschirmjager corps from 1940-'45. very detailed, true quotes from the unit commanders themselves. I highly reccomend if you're into german ww2 history.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. McConnell on January 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
I first read this book in eighth grade, and have read my first copy to tatters. It doesn't matter which side you're rooting for in World War II (Allied, hopefully!), this book is an excellent read that keeps your attention to the very end. I would even put it on par with some of today's best fiction works, as this reads like a novel.

This book shows the creation of the Fallschirmjager Corps, as well as most of its famous actions. Everything from the surprisingly effective assault on Eben Emaul to the Pyrrhic victory on Crete to the later years as "Der Fuhrer's Fire Brigade." This book tells the gripping true story of the recapture of Benito Mussolini after his 'dethroning.' And to the history buff, it shows how much the British and American militaries borrowed from the Fallschirmjager Corps. All in all, this is an excellent book written by an amazing author about an outstanding Corps that would change the face of warfare for years to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deputy on December 7, 2011
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A very high quality book (pages are all glossy enamel stock) of WW2 German paratroops. Pretty much every page has a photograph, some of them never before seen, so I classify it as a "photographic history". The written parts give a good account of Gemran paratroops in WW2. This is a large book and could easily be used as a "coffee table book" if so desired.
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