Book Review: German Paratroopers

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By Chris McNab

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This, along with the others in the series from Amber Books, was originally published in 2000, which may explain the dated look to the typography. Anyway, it covers the Fallschirmjäger, their recruitment and training, then the missions they were sent on. This includes Crete, of course, but also the Eastern Front, defensive operations in Italy, Western Europe and specialist operations. It’s a large format book, with plenty of photos of the paratroopers training and in action, giving a good overview of this elite branch of the Wehrmacht.


• Amber Books
• ISBN 978-1-7827-4951-6 
• 178 pages • Softcover • £19.99

Reviewed in The Armourer April 2020 issue

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