Military Forums Logo   Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  
Home | About | Articles | Forums | Shop | Reviews | Search | Contact | Advertise

[Advertise Here]


Share This Page:


:: Latest News ::
 
19th Jan 19 - Forces Compare - Compare Military Kit Insurance.
10th Dec 18 - Eight Days Later by Steve Bishop
 
 
:: Recommended ::
 
  
 
 
:: Hitlers Mountain Troops 1939-1945 by Ian Baxter ::
 

:: Hitlers Mountain Troops 1939-1945 ::

The Gebirgsjager

Ian Baxter

Hitlers Mountain Troops 1939-1945 Sleeve Art

Buy Now for only £14.99*

:: CLICK TO ORDER TODAY ::


From Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: 9781848843547
Type: Paperback
Pages: 144


Hitler's Mountain Troops (Gebirgsjager) were trained to ski, climb, survive appaling conditions and endure long marches. As such they were feared by opponents as crack shock troops. Yet many of the campaigns in which the elite Gebirgsjager fought were not in the specialist role of which they had been trained but on more level ground employed as assault infantry in conventional battle.
The book captures the real spirit of the young soldiers in the newly emerging Special Air Service, improvising as they went along to create the Special Forces ethos.

The Gerbirgsjager fought with distinction in virtually all theatres of the Second World War, notably on the Eastern Front, where operations took them into the Caucasus. They wore the distinctive Edelweiss badge with justifiable pride. With its superb photographs supported by informative text and captions, this latest book in the Images of War series shows the Gebirgsjager in training and action from Poland, Norway and France, through Yugoslavia, the Eastern Front and to the closing stages of war.

Captured in a raid on Benghazi, Almonds was shipped to a POW camp in Italy. After a first escape, in solitary confinement, he designed the 32-foot ketch he later built in Ghana and sailed back to England. Escaping again in September 1943, he ran the length of the Apennines, mapped as enemy minefield, earned a rare Bar to his military medal, then parachuted into occupied France in support of D-Day, receiving the Croix de Guerre.

Ian Baxter has produced a fine selection of highly illustrated books in the Images of War series mainly covering Axis Forces in WW2. He is a dedicated collector of rare images and an expert in his field.

*At the time of printing prices are subject to change.
*All images or video files are the copyright of their respective owners. You may not use any of the images on this site for any purpose without the permission of the copyright holder.*
 
 

[Advertise Here]


 
© Copyright Military Forums 2001-2019. All rights reserved. All trademarks recognised.
Contact us for more information on Military Forums. Would you like to Advertise with us?
This website uses cookies. Please read our Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy. Part of the WickidNet network.

Sponsors:
www.LaptopGaming.co.uk for UK and www.LaptopGaming.net for US - We know how much people love Laptop Gaming and so do we!
www.PineTarSoap.co.uk for UK and www.PineTarSoap.net for US - We know how much people love Pine Tar Soap Products and so do we!

Network:
www.MilitaryBootsUK.co.uk - Latest offers and best deals on Military, Combat, Army, Police, Emergency, Safety and Waterproof Boots.
www.SteelToeCapBoots.co.uk - Latest offers and best deals on trending Footwear, Workwear, Steel Toe, Waterproof Safety Boots