Paras : Voices of the British Airborne Forces in the Second World War
Impressed by the performance of the German paratroopers in Belgium and the Netherlands in 1940, and on Crete in 1941, Winston Churchill ordered the creation of a British Airborne force of no less than 5,000 parachutists. The result was the 1st and 6th Airborne divisions, and this is their story, as told by the men themselves. Covering everything from the initial training at Hardwick Hall and Ringway through their first operations in France, and in North Africa and Italy, to D-Day, Operation Market Garden and the crossing of the Rhine and into the immediate post-war period, this is a compelling account of the paratroopers' war.
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