DK Eyewitness Guides - Wild West by Stuart Murray

By Stuart Murray

Observe the saga of the yank West -- from the adventures of Lewis and Clark to the bloodbath at Wounded Knee. this is an unique and interesting new consultant to the interesting tale of the yank West. really good colour illustrations supply a different and revealing "eyewitness" view of this wealthy background. See Jim Bowie's recognized knife, a Pony show rider's saddle bag, a Pawnee warrior's guard, a goldminer's scale, and a Wells, Fargo stagecoach. find out how sod homes have been outfitted, who was once known as "Little definite Shot", how Geronimo used to be ultimately captured, who the Buffalo squaddies have been, what used to be the "Golden Spike", and what "Seeing the elephant" capability. detect the risks of a path force, how Buffalo invoice bought his identify, how Custer used to be defeated, tips on how to pan for gold, who the mountain males have been, and lots more and plenty, even more.

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Inside glider no. 4, General Soleti sat immediately behind the pilot, Leutnant Meyer. Skorzeny was behind Soleti, followed by Untersturmführer Otto Schwerdt, Untersturmführer Robert Warger, Untersturmführer Andreas Friedrich, Rottenführer Himmel, Benz, Unterscharführer Hans Holzer, and Pföller. Glider no. 5 contained The Raid the rest of Skorzeny’s men, including Obersturmführer Ulrich Menzel and Obersturmführer Karl Radl. The tow planes approached Gran Sasso from the southwest, passing near L’Aquila, where they ran into strong gusts of wind and heavy cloud cover.

Radl later reported that some of his men had vomited from airsickness inside their glider as well. Inside glider no. 4, General Soleti sat immediately behind the pilot, Leutnant Meyer. Skorzeny was behind Soleti, followed by Untersturmführer Otto Schwerdt, Untersturmführer Robert Warger, Untersturmführer Andreas Friedrich, Rottenführer Himmel, Benz, Unterscharführer Hans Holzer, and Pföller. Glider no. 5 contained The Raid the rest of Skorzeny’s men, including Obersturmführer Ulrich Menzel and Obersturmführer Karl Radl.

This was also a very rough landing and Menzel broke his ankle just after exiting his glider. Radl slowly got the men out of the glider, but they were badly shaken up and also uncertain what to do next. Indeed, the SS men were pretty useless in the opening moments of the glider assault, due to a combination of lack of training for this role and airsickness. Inside the hotel, Tenente Faiola had been alerted to the glider landings by the shouting polizia and, after telling several men to secure the entrance, he ran upstairs to the third floor to ask Gueli for instructions.

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