Airborne Forces during the Second World War
Pen & Sword 2010
9781848842717   Product Code: 10960
Churchill set the wheels in motion for a British airborne force in June 1940. Over the next five years these elite divisions were involved in some of the most celebrated missions of the war, including notable successes such as the D-Day landings as well as failures such as the operation to capture the bridge at Arnhem. This history considers how the Airborne Forces were rapidly formed and deployed during the war as well as examining their equipment, training and leadership.