Paras: The Birth of British Airborne Forces from Churchill's Raiders to 1st Parachute Brigade

Paras: The Birth of British Airborne Forces from Churchill's Raiders to 1st Parachute Brigade

by William F. Buckingham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0752445944

ISBN-13: 9780752445946

Pub. Date: 03/01/2008

Publisher: The History Press

The British Airborne Forces began life as a small handful of parachute raiders in 1940. Prompted by the groundbreaking German use of airborne troops in the Low Countries in May 1940, Winston Churchill had ordered the creation of a raiding force that included a parachute capability. William F. Buckingham charts the early history of the air transportation of troops

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The British Airborne Forces began life as a small handful of parachute raiders in 1940. Prompted by the groundbreaking German use of airborne troops in the Low Countries in May 1940, Winston Churchill had ordered the creation of a raiding force that included a parachute capability. William F. Buckingham charts the early history of the air transportation of troops and material, from their first use by the British following the end of the First World War to "Churchill’s Raiders" of the Second World War and their first missions into occupied Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752445946
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Edition description:
New edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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