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Smith, Stuart,

Otto Skorzeny : the devil's disciple / Stuart Smith. - 384 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Includes glossary and notes on the Waffen-SS.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Otto Skorzeny became a legend in his own time. Hitler's favourite commando acquired a reputation as a man of daring, renowned for his audacious 1943 mission to extricate Mussolini from a mountain-top prison. He could be brave and resourceful, but was also a notorious egoist and an unrepentant Nazi until the end of his life. From his background as a student radical in Vienna to his bloody service with the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front, his surprise rebirth as a commando, and his intriguing post-war career and mysterious fortune, this book tells Otto Skorzeny's story in full- warts and all- for the first time."--

9781472829450 147282945X

GBB8C4392 bnb

018932453 Uk


Skorzeny, Otto.


Waffen-SS.


War criminals--Germany--Biography.
Nazis--Biography.


Germany--History--1933-1945.
Germany--Politics and government--1933-1945.


Biographies.

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