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Otto Skorzeny: My Commando Operations The Memoirs of Hitleras Most Daring Commando

by Otto Skorzeny

Otto Skorzeny: My Commando Operations The Memoirs of Hitleras Most Daring Commando Synopsis

The memoirs of the legendary Skorzeny appear here in its first unabridged English edition. Skorzeny's fame began with the successful raid to free Benito Mussolini from the Gran Sasso, Italy in 1943. His elite commandos surprised Italian guards in a daring daytime raid. Hitler presented Skorzeny with the Knight's Cross for this operation. Not only is this raid explained in minute detail, many of Skorzeny's previously unknown operations in all European and Russian theatres of World War II are given in detailed accounts. Operation Griffin - the innovative use of German Kommandos dressed as American soldiers working behind enemy lines - during the Ardennes Offensive in 1944 is given in-depth coverage, as is Skorzeny's rememberances on the Malmedy massacre. Skorzeny also offers his insights into the mysterious Rudolf Hess mission to England in May 1941, and offers a behind the scenes look at German and Russian secret military intelligence, and the workings of Canaris and Gehlen.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780887407185
Publication date: 6th January 1997
Author: Otto Skorzeny
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 496 pages
Categories: Special & elite forces, Autobiography: historical, political & military, War & defence operations,

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