Give me a dozen men who are not afraid to die, and I’ll accomplish what all the Generals & Admirals with all their Armies & Battleships cannot… Otto Skorzeny


The Brandenburger commandos : Germany’s elite warrior spies in World War II Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2005      Franz Kurowski Germany. Oberkommando der Wehrmacht  History Book. Deutsche Kommandotrupps 1939-1945. English  Originally published in English: The Brandenburgers global mission. Winnipeg, Man. : J.J. Fedorowicz Pub., c1997. vi, 378 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-371 ) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG

Very few books have been written about this clandestine operations unit, which was run by the German Army’s intelligence service. Trained to be quick, mobile, and self-reliant and steeped in local customs and languages, the Brandenburgers operated behind enemy lines around the world. From Western Europe to Romania, Russia, Egypt, Afghanistan, and World War II’s other fronts, they seized bridges and other strategic targets and engaged in sabotage, espionage, and other daring missions – often bending the rules of war in the process. Although the unit was dissolved in 1944, its tactics influenced special forces around the world both during the war and after.

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