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limited 1,000 copy reprint of an extremely rare WWII memoir. This one of the few memoirs ever written by a former German paratrooper. The Baron was in command of a battalion of paratroopers in Crete, being dropped at zero hour near Canea and seven days later received the surrender of the town. This book is the full exciting account of preparation, landing and seven days of ...more
Hardcover, Limited Edition Re-Print of 1000 copies, 196 pages
Published November 28th 2001 by Aberdeen Bookstore
(first published January 1st 1958)
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Dr. jur. Dr. rer. pol. Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte (30 March 1907 – 7 July 1994) was a German Luftwaffe officer who served with the Fallschirmjäger during World War II, reaching the rank of Oberstleutnant. After the war, he served in the Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of Brigadegeneral of the Reserves.More about Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte...