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By Gilberto Villahermosa

Rudolf Witzig entered the background books because the heroic captor of Belgium’s supposedly impregnable fort Eben Emael in could 1940 – the 1st time that glider-borne troops have been utilized in the conflict. To many of us, he's often referred to as the commander of the conflict team that fired the 1st pictures of the Tunisian crusade.
Remarkably, subsequent to not anything has been written approximately him as a person. This biography, accomplished with the complete help of Witzig’s widow and son, is a finished background of the guy and in addition offers very important new aspect at the German parachute arm that he served.
In the process his provider, he used to be provided the coveted Knight’s go of the Iron move. He couldn't be provided the ornament simply because he had now not but earned the Iron’s Crosses second and 1st category – to unravel the matter he was once provided all 3 at the spot.
Witzig was once occupied with Operation Mercury, the invasion of Crete, yet was once injured through the combating. After his restoration, he was once despatched to Tunisia the place he was once credited with numerous profitable protective activities. He ended the warfare in captivity, surrendering to the Allies on eight may possibly 1945, the day after his identify used to be put on the consideration Roll of the Luftwaffe.

Rudolf Witzig used to be born on 14th August 1916 in Westphalia. His army profession began in 1935 whilst he was once authorized as an officer’s candidate. He went directly to win the Knight’s move, which was once offered by means of Hitler in my opinion. Witzig died on third October 2001 on the age of eighty five. Gilberto Vilhermosa is a serving member of the U.S. army in Yemen. this is often his moment book.

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