There is a reason for this decision
There is a reason for this decision. German paratroopers could not control their descent as their risers were not steerable, which strung them out on a drop (forget the Hollywood nonsense). The glider put the men on the ground together with their weapons. The one complaint I have is that the author does provide a photo of a German paratroop drop, which would have helped show this tactical problem of theirs.
Fortress Eben Emael was designed to delay indefinitely any German invasion of Belgium and the low countries. The daring aerial assault on Eben Emael is one of the most spectacularly successful special operations in history.
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Fort Eben-Emael was a greatly enlarged development of the original Belgian defence works designed by General Henri Alexis Brialmont before World War I. Even in its larger form . Mrazek, James E. (1991). The Fall of Eben-Emael. Novato, CA: Presidio Press. Even in its larger form, the fort comprised a relatively compact ensemble of gun turrets and observation posts, surrounded by a defended ditch. It fell to glider-borne German paratroops in twenty-eight hours. It was the Belgian linchpin upon which rested France's vaunted Maginot line. Many experts consider it the most spectacularly successful special Operation in history.
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The fortress covered 75 hectares on the surface, had 5km of tunnels underground and was studded with bunkers, gun turrets and casemates. Yet on 10 May just 78 elite airborne soldiers managed to defeat this fortress in an operation of unprecedented tactical skill.
James Mrazek also wrote The Fall of Eben Emael (978-0-89141-664-7). Veuillez suivre les instructions détaillées du Centre d'aide pour transférer les fichiers sur les lecteurs d'e-books compatibles. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Règles relatives aux avis. More related to aeronautics. Silent Skies: Gliders at War 1939-1945. On 10 May 1940 warfare changed forever when gliders swooped down to seize the fortress of Eben Emael in Belgium ahead of the German advance. In the following five years of war, the glider evolved into a war-winning weapon capable of landing men, guns and even tanks with pinpoint precision.
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Destination, rates & speeds. 2. Published by Presidio Pr (1991)
Destination, rates & speeds. Published by Presidio Pr (1991). ISBN 10: 0891414061 ISBN 13: 9780891414063.