Hitler's Commando (Hardcover)
The Daring Missions of Otto Skorzeny and the Nazi Special Forces
Skyhorse, 9781510713413, 244pp.
Publication Date: September 27, 2016
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When Mussolini was imprisoned in Italy in 1943, it was Skorzeny who successfully led the daring glider rescue, winning the Knight’s Cross and promotion as a result. Skorzeny’s talents were brought into play again when he was sent to Budapest to stop the Hungarian regent Admiral Horthy from signing a peace with Stalin in 1944. Now dubbed the most dangerous man in Europe” by the Allies he was awarded the German Cross in Gold. A few months later he took a critical role in the Ardennes offensive with a controversial plan to raise a brigade disguised as Americans with captured Sherman tanks. His captured colleagues spread a false rumor that he was planning to assassinate Eisenhower, who was consequently confined to his headquarters under guard for protection.
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About the Author
Charles Messenger is a renowned historian who previously served twenty-one years with the British Royal Tank Regiment. He is the author of nearly forty history books.
Dan Raviv is a CBS News correspondent and coauthor of Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’ s Secret Wars.