My Command Operations: Memoirs of Hitler`s Most Daring Commando
My Command Operations: Memoirs of Hitler`s Most Daring Commando By Otto Skorzeny
1998 | 482 Pages | ISBN: 0887407188 | scanned PDF | 81 MBThe memoirs of the legendary Skorzeny appear here in its first unabridged English edition. Skorzeny`s fame began with the successful raid to free Benito Mussolini from the Gran Sasso, Italy in 1943. His elite commandos surprised Italian guards in a daring daytime raid. Hitler presented Skorzeny with the Knight`s Cross for this operation. Not only is this raid explained in minute detail, many of Skorzeny`s previously unknown operations in all European and Russian theatres of World War II are given in detailed accounts. Operation Griffin – the innovative use of German Kommandos dressed as American soldiers working behind enemy lines – during the Ardennes Offensive in 1944 is given in-depth coverage, as is Skorzeny`s rememberances on the Malmedy massacre. Skorzeny also offers his insights into the mysterious Rudolf Hess mission to England in May 1941, and offers a behind the scenes look at German and Russian secret military intelligence, and the workings of Canaris and Gehlen.