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This First Edition of So wird man Fallschirmjäger! is offered for sale
for $145.00 delivered by Media Mail in the continental USA.
USM book #91
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So wird man Fallschirmjaeger
Nazi paratroopers
Nazi paratrooper cartoon
This is a nice example of the rare 6-3/4 x 9-1/2 inch, 96 page very heavily illustrated First Edition soft cover book So wird man Fallschirmjäger! (The Making of a Paratrooper) by Hermann Groth and Ludwig Kade (both of III./Fallschirm-Jäger Regiment I) as published by SS Publisher Nibelungen Verlag in Berlin in 1941.
Nazi swastika flag
Ludwig Kade wrote a very interesting, revealing, humorous poem about the making of a Nazi paratrooper and his paratrooper companion Hermann Groth illustrated it with his highly detailed but humorous wash drawings.
Winston Churchill
The contents covers every aspect of training, R & R and deployment of Fallschirmjäger in the German Wehrmacht during the Third Reich. As in the American armed forces, paratroopers in the Wehrmacht were an elite unit and individual Fallschirmjäger spent their time thinking about fighting, women and their next leave. Getting the paratrooper qualification badge was a big deal.

The book ends with a picture (left) of a German paratrooper about to land on the back of a very frightened, running Winston Churchill!
The original dust jacket is somewhat worn and has considerable brown flecking. The internal pages and their illustrations are in great shape. This First Edition of So wird man Fallschirmjäger! has an extra unnumbered page attached in the front explaining a bit about the background of SA-Mann and Fallschirmjäger Hermann Groth.

A rare Third Reich book in good condition.

Also for sale on, a superb 1942 Nazi photo book
about the paratrooper campaign on the island of Crete and in the Balkans.