9781848325593-1848325592-Hitler's Paratrooper: The Life and Battles of Rudolf Witzig

Hitler's Paratrooper: The Life and Battles of Rudolf Witzig

ISBN-13: 9781848325593
ISBN-10: 1848325592
Edition: First Edition (1st printing),
Author: Gilberto Villahermosa
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Frontline Books
Format: Hardcover 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781848325593
ISBN-10: 1848325592
Edition: First Edition (1st printing),
Author: Gilberto Villahermosa
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Frontline Books
Format: Hardcover 304 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Gilberto Villahermosa wrote Hitler's Paratrooper: The Life and Battles of Rudolf Witzig comprising 304 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1848325592 and 9781848325593. Since then Hitler's Paratrooper: The Life and Battles of Rudolf Witzig textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Rudolf Witzig entered the history books as the heroic captor of Belgium’s supposedly impregnable fortress Eben Emael in May 1940 – the first time that glider-borne troops were used in the war. To many people, he is also known as the commander of the battle group that fired the first shots of the Tunisian campaign.

Remarkably, next to nothing has been written about him as an individual. This biography, completed with the full support of Witzig’s widow and son, is a comprehensive history of the man and also provides important new detail on the German parachute arm that he served.

In the course of his service, he was awarded the coveted Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. He could not be awarded the decoration because he had not yet earned the Iron’s Crosses 2nd and 1st class – to resolve the problem he was awarded all three on the spot.

Witzig was involved in Operation Mercury, the invasion of Crete, but was injured during the fighting. After his recovery, he was sent to Tunisia where he was credited with several successful defensive actions. He ended the war in captivity, surrendering to the Allies on 8 May 1945, the day after his name was placed on the Honor Roll of the Luftwaffe.

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