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German paratroops of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Fallschirmjäger Regiment on the Eastern Front, September-November 1941. This book presents in words and images the first operational use of German paratroopers in the Russian campaign, and also the first time they served as conventional infantry. Focusing specifically on the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Fallschirmjäger Regiment, it describes the horrific weather, and unspeakable living and fighting conditions endured by these elite soldiers who were deployed in the trenches near the Neva River in northern Russia. Outnumbered in men and equipment, they fought bravely and with distinction, never faltering in their mission. Included with the operational history, are recollections and reminiscences of surviving veterans.

  • AUTHOR: Alcidi, E
  • FORMAT: 176pp 130 col/Bw Hb
  • Code: 10093

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