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Hitler’s Brandenburgers: The Third Reich’s Elite Special Forces by Lawrence Paterson

Originally developed as part of German Admiral Canaris’ Abwehr intelligence section in 1939, prior to the outbreak of World War II, the Brandenburgers served throughout the war with distinction. Much of their effort was in the North African campaign, ultimately earning the admiration of General Rommel, a man who initially despised their methods. In the German military world of the 1940s, having Rommel in your corner was reaching the top of the charts. Until Hitler’s Brandenburgers by Lawrence Paterson, outside of hardcore German military scholars, this special group was more legend than fact.

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Only with this book has the Brandenburger’s story been told in a detailed and expansive manner. Part intelligence agents and part elite soldiers, the shadow of knowledge regarding the Brandenburgers is put under bright lights by author Paterson. Historians and military history fans alike will find treasure here, as I did. More than 80 rare photographs add value and depth to the presentation.


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