Hunters From the Sky - Charles WhitingPurnell, 1975, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing at the tips, a 2" closed tear to the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
The History of The German Parachute Regiment 1940-1945. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Charles Whiting tells for the first time the thrilling story of the Fallschirmjaeger, fanatical German paratroopers, the ‘Hunters From The Sky’, who made their shattering debut on the scene of world history during the invasion of Crete in 1941 and paradoxically, in spite of the undoubted victory they gained, thereby sowed the seeds of their own destruction. The image they imposed upon airborne troops has remained ever since, the distinctive uniform — the boots, the smock, the equipment. But, as Charles Whiting clearly shows, dropping troops into the battle zone from the air never proved successful and it is true to say that in the post-war era paratroopers cannot easily justify the expense of their training.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 231 pages.