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The Lions of Carentan: Fallschirmjager Regiment 6, 1943-1945

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Although it is known that Allied airborne forces landed into a German buzzsaw on D-Day, far less is known about the troops they encountered in the dark night of June 6, 1944. One of the formations they encountered was a similarly elite group of paratroopers, who instead of dropping from the skies fought on the defensive, giving their Allied counterparts a tremendous

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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 6th 2011 by Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors (first published June 2011)
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'Aussie Rick'
Mar 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ww2, read-military
A very good account of the combat operations of the 6th Fallschirmjager Regiment, from its activation in 1943 to its surrender in 1945. We follow these ‘Green Devils’ from their first operation in Rome when Italy tried to surrender in 1943, then into the hard and heavy fighting in Russia back across to Europe to participate in the German efforts to repeal the Allied invasion in Normandy and then into Holland, the Eifel Region and then the Ardennes.

The book has some excellent, never seen-before
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William D McCrea
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Having been in a unit that fought the Fallshcirmjager in Normandy (many years later mind you), I have always had an interest in this particular regiment. The book is very interesting and has numerous pictures from private collections. The book also comments on the pictures as to the wear of the uniform and variations in equipment.

One thing I really appreciate is the lack of politics because the reality is, Soldiers don't make policy. The extent of politics in the book is that of the higher
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Thiago S.
Feb 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Bad edition/translation, confuse to read. Couldnt bother finishing it.The storytelling is a bit dry too. Only deserved the third star because has great photos.
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