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Airborne: World War II Paratroopers in combat (General Military)
by Julie Guard
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Gives an overview of airborne warfare during World War II, looking at the German, American and British paratroopers involved in the war, covering their recruitment, training, tactics and battle conduct, and the battles they fought. Covering Operation Mercury - the German assault on the island of Crete in 1941 and the first strategic use of airborne forces in history - the tragic British attack on Arnhem in 1944 and the American airborne assault near Utah Beach on D-Day, this book traces the evolution of airborne warfare throughout the war and gives an insight into the experiences of the brave men who dropped into battle.
An edition of this book was published by Osprey Publishing.
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