Hitler's Secret Commandos: Operations of the K-Verband

Hitler's Secret Commandos: Operations of the K-Verband

By: Helmut Blocksdorf (author)Hardback

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Hitler's Secret Commandos is the history of the K-Verband naval commando unit, established in 1943 to reek havoc amongst invading allied forces involved in amphibious landings or actions, against German-occupied coasts.Following the Italian and British example, the basic idea was for a small, exceptionally well-trained and absolutely reliable commando force using the maximum element of surprise. Midget U-boats, and small torpedo-carrying craft along the lines of the "explosive boats" used by the Italian Navy, were designed for individual operations while a naval assault troop was formed for missions against important enemy operational targets near the sea after being landed from naval vessels offshore.Using German archive material, first-hand accounts and other published material this is the first comprehensive history of the K-Verband. It charts the development, structure, selection, training and equipment the Commando unit used together with a detailed narrative of the operations undertaken.The material has been translated from a German text, previously published in Germany with wide acclaim.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844157839
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781844157839
  • ISBN10: 1844157830

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