By Air to Battle: The Official History

    By Air to Battle: The Official History

    of the British Paratroops in World War II

    Bob Carruthers

    Pen & Sword 2012

    Paperback 238pp

    9781781591130   Product Code: 20443

    British paratroops played a significant role in the Second World War, not just on D-Day and at Arnhem but earlier in North Africa and the Mediterranean. First published in 1945, this official account gives an important contemporary perspective on how events unfolded and were initially understood. Including eyewitness reports from combatants, the book covers all the airborne missions of the war as well as the training and preparation of parachutists and glider crew.

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