7th Flieger Division: Student's Fallschirmjager Elite by Chris Ellis

By Chris Ellis

The hot Spearhead sequence seems on the innovative of conflict, facing devices able to working independently within the leading edge of conflict. Covers the unit's origins and background, supplier and order of conflict, conflict background theatre through theatre, insignia and markings. Vol. three is at the German seventh Flieger department.

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He went to Munich but was traced by the Austrian authorities and summoned back to Austria, where, however, he was pronounced unfit to serve. He returned to Munich. His circumstances were still wretched and he lived the life of an urban beachcomber until war broke out and he joined a Bavarian regiment. The army and the war provided him with activity and a social framework; he became a corporal and won the'Iron Cross Second Class and - a rarity for an NCO - First Class. He was in hospital after a gas attack when the Germans collapsed on the western front in 1918.

The war in Europe was the last widespread pre-nuclear war, but within a few months of its termination the concomitant war in the Pacific and East Asia saw the use of nuclear bombs. Since then wars have been divided into nuclear and non-nuclear, and states have been sharply categorized in the same way. Yet world powers are not the same as nuclear Superpowers, for the World Powers include, confusingly, Japan which has overwhelming economic power without possessing post-modem nuclear armament. Nor are all the increasingly numerous nuclear states the equals in resources of some non-nuclear ones.

There is once again a Gennan power. Germany is not a Superpower or likely to become one, but there is no law in politics which says that only Superpowers count nor is there a law which says that no state may deal with a Introduction to the Second Edition xxxix Superpower except another Superpower. The main thrust of Superpower detente is not confined to anns deals but leads in the longer run to political debate and manoeuvre, and once the United States has given a lead in intercourse with the Soviet Union, others will not be far behind.

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