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Knight's Move

The Hunt for Marshal Tito 1944

Knight's Move( )
Author: Greentree, David
Illustrator: Shumate, Johnny
Series title:Raid Ser.
ISBN:978-1-78096-461-4
Publication Date:Jun 2012
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Osprey Publishing
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $15.16
Book Description:

On 25 May 1944, 800 men of the 500th SS Parachute Battalion descended on Drvar, a town behind enemy lines in north-western Bosnia. Their aim was to kill or capture Tito, the leader of the partisan movement in the region. The plan was to land the battalion by glider and parachute in two waves which would be relieved the next day by a ground assault. Tito knew an attack was imminent but dismissed the idea of an airborne assault. The attempt to eliminate Tito was a colossal failure. The...
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