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By Robert Forczyk

ISBN-10: 1846034620

ISBN-13: 9781846034626

Успешное спасение арестованного итальянского диктатора Бенито Муссолини с плато Гран-Сассо было одним из самых драматических в истории сил специальных операций. СКАЧАТЬ Rescuing Mussolini Gran Sasso 1943

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Two other carabinieri were injured 0500 hours Glider assault troops assemble at Pratica di Mare The advance on Gran Sasso N EVENTS Terni 11 September 1943 1 0300 hours: Major Mors’ column departs bivouac near Frascati in motorized column, heading south on Highway 6 toward Ferentino. Viterbo SEPTEMBER 12 1943 4 1300 hours: Major Mors’ column reaches the turn-off for Assergi and establishes a blocking position. Rieti 5 1305 hours: First group of 3 gliders takes off from Pratica di Mare. 6 1325 hours: Glider formation breaks up over Tivoli due to error.

After conveying that there were no fatalities or resistance, Mors shifted to discussing the exfiltration plan. Prior to X-Hour, Student and Mors had discussed three possible means of bringing Mussolini back to Pratica di Mare airfield. The most secure plan envisaged bringing Mussolini down by cable car to the lower station and then driving him to the airfield at L’Aquila in Mors’ vehicles. A flight of three He-111 bombers would then land at L’Aquila to pick up Mussolini and part of the rescue force.

Both men resolved to bring the issue up immediately with General Student. Back in Germany, Himmler used the raid to demonstrate the efficiency of his SS (and thereby further discredit Admiral Canaris and his Abwehr) and German propaganda minister Josef Goebbels saw Skorzeny’s exploit as a rare ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy season of German setbacks. Hitler willingly endorsed the aggrandizement of Skorzeny and allowed Goebbels to build him up into a Nazi super-hero. The role played by Goering’s Fallschirmjäger was conveniently downplayed.

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