Download PDF by Gilberto Villahermosa: Hitler’s Paratrooper: The Life and Battles of Rudolf Witzig

By Gilberto Villahermosa

ISBN-10: 1473827620

ISBN-13: 9781473827622

ISBN-10: 1848325592

ISBN-13: 9781848325593

Rudolf Witzig entered the historical past books because the heroic captor of Belgium’s supposedly impregnable castle Eben Emael in could 1940 – the 1st time that glider-borne troops have been utilized in the battle. To many folks, he's sometimes called the commander of the conflict workforce that fired the 1st pictures of the Tunisian crusade.
Remarkably, subsequent to not anything has been written approximately him as someone. This biography, accomplished with the entire help of Witzig’s widow and son, is a accomplished historical past of the fellow and in addition offers vital new element at the German parachute arm that he served.
In the process his provider, he was once offered the coveted Knight’s move of the Iron move. He couldn't be provided the ornament simply because he had now not but earned the Iron’s Crosses 2d and 1st type – to solve the matter he used to be presented all 3 at the spot.
Witzig was once fascinated about Operation Mercury, the invasion of Crete, yet used to be injured through the combating. After his restoration, he used to be despatched to Tunisia the place he used to be credited with a number of winning protective activities. He ended the struggle in captivity, surrendering to the Allies on eight may perhaps 1945, the day after his identify was once put on the glory Roll of the Luftwaffe.

Rudolf Witzig was once born on 14th August 1916 in Westphalia. His army occupation all started in 1935 whilst he was once accredited as an officer’s candidate. He went directly to win the Knight’s move, which was once provided by way of Hitler in my opinion. Witzig died on third October 2001 on the age of eighty five. Gilberto Vilhermosa is a serving member of the U.S. army in Yemen. this can be his moment book.

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