KRETA. SIEG DER KÜHNSTEN. VOM HELDENKAMPF DER FALLSCHIRMJÄGER.
In very good state of preservation for its age. Extremely rare in this condition.
Steirische Verlagsanstalt, Graz 1942
Hardcover, half cloth-bound
Original first edition - no re-print or reproduction
ed. General der Flieger Student
Text part: war correspondent Hans-Georg Schnitzer, 31 pp.
Photo part: war photographer A. Dahm, ca. 200 pp.
Preface by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring
A very modern photo report on "Operation Mercury", the airborne invasion of Crete by Third Reich Germany. Richly illustrated with b/w photographs.
Condition: The book is in a very good state. Previous owner's name covered with a blue glued-on sticker at the back of the cover (see photos). The embossed logo on the front cover is fading (see photos). Apart from that, perfectly preserved. Paper is yellowed. Binding is still good and tight, with clean and square pages. All prints are still crisp. Great condition for this age.
Background info: The Battle of Crete was the first occasion where Fallschirmjäger (German paratroops) were used en masse, the first mainly airborne invasion in military history, and the first time German troops encountered mass resistance from a civilian population. Due to the number of casualties and the belief that airborne forces no longer had the advantage of surprise, Adolf Hitler became reluctant to authorise further large airborne operations, preferring instead to employ paratroopers as ground troops.
Symbols have been digitally covered here.
Tracked shipping with Deutsche Post/DHL.
- Libro fotográfico sobre la invasión de la Wehrmacht de Creta (Operación Mercurio)
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- En muy buen estado
- 31×22×2 cm
- Viene con certificado de autenticidad