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By Geoffrey J. Thomas

Shrouded in secrecy and intrigue in the course of its lifetime and fable and legend considering the fact that its dissolution, the KG 2 hundred nonetheless is still for plenty of essentially the most interesting devices of the Luftwaffe. offering spies whereas flying captured Allied plane, clandestine reconnaissance missions over land and sea, checking out new guns equivalent to the 'Mistel' composite bomber and the piloted V-1, and very long-range liaison flights have been just a few in their initiatives. yet there has been additionally a extra sinister point to their operations: males from KG 2 hundred performed an important half within the infamous motion opposed to the French Resistance at the Vercors plateau, others have been desirous about what have been successfully suicide missions. Geoff Thomas's deeply researched textual content throws new mild on all facets of this unit, dispels a couple of myths and exhibits that regardless of its 'special' prestige, KG 2 hundred was once simply as a lot a prey to the Nazi hierarchy's strength politics as some other department of Wehrmacht, with effects that have been frequently tragic yet often farcical.

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