- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: August 25, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Arts Magic
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
Disc 1: The Green Devils - German Paratrooper Elite 1933 - 1941
Disc 2: The Green Devils - German Paratrooper Elite 1942 - 1945
Description by OLDIES.com:
First seeing action during the invasion of Denmark and Norway in April 1940, the Green Devils were the "fallschirmjaeger" or paratrooper arm of the Luftwaffe and were to see extensive service in both air-drop and ground roles, through to the war's end in 1945. Two programs are included. 1933-1941: This program deals with the evolution of the paratrooper arm and goes into depth about their important role in the invasion of the west in 1940. It also offers coverage of Operation Merkur - the invasion of Crete in 1941. 1942-1945: This program shows their operation in North Africa through to East Prussia and the borders of Germany in 1944-45 as well as in the theatres of Italy and Normandy.
First seeing action during the invasion of Denmark and Norway in April, 1940 - the Green Devils were the 'fallschirmjaeger' or paratrooper arm of the Luftwaffe and were to see extensive service in both air-drop and ground roles, through to the war's end in 1945. The first paratrooper unit was raised in 1935 following the profound impression made upon the Germans by the early experiments with this new form of warfare conducted by the Soviets. - The programs bundled together at a fraction of their original separate retail price ($29.90).- Created from actual World War 2 documentary footage, a more reliable source that unrealistic dramatic reconstructions.- Artsmagic has an extensive back catalogue of World War 2 documentaries, and this series has been one of its best selling.- The Green Devils were an important part of WW2, but have been largely overlooked in historical documentaries, these programs will rectify this mistake.