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Osprey Battle Orders


German Airborne Divisions

Blitzkreig 1940-41



Bruce Quarrie


S u m m a r y

Publisher and Catalogue Details: Osprey Battle Orders - German Airborne Divisions Blitzkreig 1940-41 by Bruce Quarrie
ISBN: 1841765716
Media and Contents: Soft cover, 96 pages
Price: GB£12.99 online from Osprey Publishing
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: Covers battle history, training, tactics, unit breakdowns and uniforms; plenty of illustrations, photos and maps; comprehensive Glossary.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Andrew Judson

German Airborne Divisions Blitzkreig 1940-41
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I am very interested in the subjects of paratroops of any nation, as I have served in a Parachute Regiment myself.

I snatched this review copy up as soon as I saw it, and was not disappointed.

"German Airborne Divisions Blitzkreig 1940-41" by Bruce Quarrie is valuable as it covers not only battle history and uniforms but also full unit breakdowns, from training to tactics.

The book comprises 96 pages and eight chapters, with photos, maps and diagrams throughout.

Specific topics covered are:

  • Combat Mission

  • Preparation for War

  • Command and Control

  • Unit Organisation 1 and 2

  • Tactics

  • Weapons and Equipment and

  • Lessons Learned

There is also a comprehensive four-page Glossary.

Osprey's "German Airborne Divisions Blitzkreig 1940-41" is a very good book that I would recommend to all who are interested in the history of the Wehrmacht in WWII, or Parachute regiments in general.


German Airborne Divisions Blitzkreig 1940-41
(Battle Orders 4)
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Author: Bruce Quarrie
Illustrator: Jim Laurier
US Price: $19.95
UK Price: £12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: May 27, 2004
Details: 96 pages; ISBN: 1841765716
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Review Copyright © 2004 by Ken Bowes
Page Created 26 May, 2004
Last updated 25 May, 2004

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