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My Commando Operations: The Memoirs of Hitler's Most Daring Commando
The memoirs of the legendary Skorzeny appear here in its first unabridged English edition. Skorzeny's fame began with the successful raid to free Benito Mussolini from the Gran Sasso, Italy in 1943. His elite commandos surprised Italian guards in a daring daytime raid. Hitler presented Skorzeny with the Knight's Cross for this operation. Not only is this raid explained in ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published January 6th 1997 by Schiffer Publishing
(first published 1976)
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Jun 15, 2016 George Siehl rated it it was amazing
Very interesting first-person account of a famous WWII German commando who operated across Europe and interacted with top level German officials including Hitler. Brave, resourceful, and outspoken, Skorzeny is perhaps best known for his snatching of Mussolini from an Italian mountain top hotel where he had been locked up by the Italian government when it was planning to break from its alliance with Germany and surrender to the Allies. Hitler considered Mussolini a personal friend and called upon ...more
Otto Skorzeny (12 June 1908 – 5 July 1975) was an Austrian SS-Standartenführer (colonel) in the German Waffen-SS during World War II. After fighting on the Eastern Front, he was chosen as the field commander to carry out the rescue mission that freed the deposed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini from captivity. Skorzeny was also the leader of Operation Greif, in which German soldiers were to in ...moreMore about Otto Skorzeny...