Major Rudolf Witzig Le Vainqueur D'Eben-Emael : FallschirmjaGer Sur Tous Les Fronts

Major Rudolf Witzig Le Vainqueur D'Eben-Emael : FallschirmjaGer Sur Tous Les Fronts

Book Title: Major Rudolf Witzig Le Vainqueur D'Eben-Emael : FallschirmjaGer Sur Tous Les Fronts

Author: Elena Favilli

Format: Hardback | 80 pages

Publication Date: 14 Mar 2013

ISBN-13: 9782840483359

This book presents the history of the famous Major Witzig, born on August 14, 1916, aspiring officer on April 1, 1935, head of the engineering section of the Fallschirm-Infantry Battalion in August 1938, with which he captured Fort Eben-Emael at dawn on May 10, 1940, capturing 1,200 soldiers with his 55 paratroopers. Awarded the Knight's Cross, he jumped in Crete where he was seriously injured. Afterwards, he commanded a battalion of paratroopers in Tunisia and on the Eastern Front. He was attributed the oak leaf cluster. After the war, he became a colonel in the Bundeswehr.

French Language