Author: Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte
Publisher: Aberdeen Bookstore
Release Date: November 28, 2001
limited 1,000 copy reprint of an extremely rare WWII memoir. This one of the few memoirs ever written by a former German paratrooper. The Baron was in command of a battalion of paratroopers in Crete, being dropped at zero hour near Canea and seven days later received the surrender of the town. This book is the full exciting account of preparation, landing and seven days of terrifying battle. This is an excellent read and the Baron has a flair with the pen. Captured in 1945 in the Ardennes the Baron was bitterly attacked for his anti-Hitler sentiments as a P.O.W., after the war he became a professor of law at the University of Wurzburg. This book does have a small photo section. Bound in full cloth using an exact copy of original dust jacket published originally in 1958!