The Brandenburger Commandos

Germany's Elite Warrior Spies in World War II

Book Description

  • Rare look into the secret military operations of Hitler's Germany
  • Page-turning narrative detailing the unit's exploits

    Very few books have been written about this clandestine operations unit, which was run by the German Army's intelligence service. Trained to be quick, mobile, and self-reliant and steeped in local customs and languages, the Brandenburgers operated behind enemy lines around the world. From Western Europe to Romania, Russia, Egypt, Afghanistan, and World War II's other fronts, they seized bridges and other strategic targets and engaged in sabotage, espionage, and other daring missions-often bending the rules of war in the process. Although the unit was dissolved in 1944, its tactics influenced special forces around the world both during the war and after.

  • About Kurowski, Franz