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By Volker Griesser

Even though it is understood that Allied airborne forces landed right into a German buzzsaw on D-Day, a long way much less is understood in regards to the troops they encountered at nighttime evening of June 6, 1944. one of many formations they encountered used to be a equally elite workforce of paratroopers, who rather than losing from the skies fought at the shielding, giving their Allied opposite numbers a huge problem in attaining their objectives.

This is the whole wartime heritage of 1 of the biggest German paratrooper regiments, sixth , from its preliminary formation within the spring of 1943 to its final day on the finish of the warfare. With various firsthand bills from key contributors, reporting on their reviews, they describe the occasions of 1943–45 vividly and with out compromise.

These debts display formerly unknown information about very important operations in Italy, Russia, at the Normandy entrance, Belgium, Holland, the final German Parachute drop within the Ardennes, and the ultimate conflict to the tip in Germany.

With over 220 unique pictures, many from deepest collections and not sooner than released, this ebook totally illustrates the lads, their uniforms, apparatus and guns. additionally integrated is an appendix with maps, conflict calendar, staffing plans, a listing of box and post-MOB-numbers, and the Knight's pass recipients of the regiment. Having earned the consideration of the Allied forces who fought opposed to it in the course of global conflict II, this paintings will tell present readers of the total list of Fallschirmjäger Regiment 6, and why the Allied improve into German-held Europe used to be so painstaking to achieve.


”…a compelling background… advised for infantrymen (particularly paratroopers), historians, and scholars of global battle II advert airborne operations.”
Les Grau, PhD, overseas army reviews Office

It is related that it's the victors who write the histories of the wars, so it truly is particularly revealing to find a e-book that was once written from the point of view of these at the wasting facet. the good price of Griesser’s outstanding, richly particular, and fabulously illustrated paintings is that it fills in a really broad hole in our wisdom approximately one in all Nazi Germany’s elite branches of carrier. And the voices of the boys who fought supply a helpful perception into the German army taking into consideration that point. The Lions of Carentan represents a treasure trove for an individual drawn to German airborne forces.

Flint Whitlock
Author, If Chaos Reigns, and Editor, WWII Quarterly

“…wonderfully documented book…Within every one bankruptcy are a number of particular and insightful own money owed of wrestle, troop activities and struggle stories… presents an exceptional account of what it used to be like combating in WWII from the German soldier’s viewpoint. It used to be an stress-free and informative learn. the numerous images complimented the textual content well, yet have been additionally attention-grabbing to view as a photograph album.”


“… very distinct publication, one in all just a handful of German unit histories translated into English. Written within the average form of German unit histories, it really is good translated, and replete with own bills and images. This interesting e-book is extremely urged and a needs to learn should you have an interest within the Normandy, industry backyard, and Ardennes Operations. It supplies the view of these activities from “the different aspect of the hill.”

Henrik Lunde, writer of Hitler's Preemptive battle and Finland's warfare of Choice

“…an attention-grabbing perception into the wrestle background of this staff of elite troops who earned a lot appreciate from their enemies to boot for his or her actions.”

Military Modeling

“prose is straightforward and efficient...cleverly synchronizes the thoughts and fragments of prior occasions along with his personal educational narrative of army historical past… at the floor the paintings can easily be loved as a source publication of the regiment or as a full of life yet educational historical past… I learn it as a contemplative publication which explores the human rate of war.
Military Modelcraft overseas

“…tells an exhilarating and motion packed tale rather well, from the regiment’s first wrestle deployment as a part of the German activities to disarm Italian forces whilst Italy surrendered to the Allies via to the ultimate days of the remnants in Germany 1945.”
Wargamer, 5/2012

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